The amended version of Bill 3403 would create a 15-person task force to study how to offer more nutritious options in public buildings. Lane County health leaders say they support the bill.
“What we’re doing when we’re putting a vending machine a public building is that we’re using public space and we’re marketing snacks to public employees whose health insurance is paid for by public dollars,” said Jason Davis, Lane County health spokesman.
Davis says the bill is in line with other Lane County Public Health efforts.
There’s a local task force that’s looking at what vending machines offer in Lane County and how we can offer healthier options.