Wellness Warriors - Vending Program
In the Fall of 2009, Western Technical College along with Stansfield Vending, Inc. implemented Stansfield's program, called "Wellness Warriors" to offer a greater variety of healthy food options in the vending machines at a lower price. Depending on the size of the vending machine, four to eight healthy selections are offered at a reduced price (usually $0.60 compared to $1 or more for other selections).
The goal of the program is to get students, employees, and visitors to make the healthy choice the easy choice. We want to provide options for those who want a quick and cheap healthy snack no matter when or where they're working or studying - day or night.
Look for the green tag by each healthy snack choice in vending machines in all Western locations with a large sticker stating "The Right Choice for a Healthier You!"
500 Club food options in the Vending Machines
The 500 Club is a healthy eating program coordinated by Gundersen Lutheran. The meals and selections are analyzed and developed by Gundersen Lutheran registered dietitians. All selections contain approximately 500 calories (or less) and are controlled in fat (15 grams of fat or less).
When looking for healthy vending selections, 500 Club snacks include products that are approximately 200 calories and 8 grams of fat per serving. Snacks that are just above 200 calories and 8 grams of fat will be accepted as 500 Club choices as they provide a source of heart healthy fat (ex. peanuts, trail mixes, etc).
Look for the 500 Club logo when making food selections to make healthy eating easy and delicious.