School Vending Programs

Posted by Ed on Jan 28, 2020 2:27:12 PM




School Vending Programs


Many elementary, middle, and high schools have vending programs on their campuses.  In addition there are also many community colleges and private universities with vending. 


Did you know?


The USDA has set strict standards for what is sold in vending machines through out the the US.  If you have any doubts about your program you can find more in formation by clicking here.  In addition to the school day, which is defined as 12 AM to 5 minutes after school closes, these standards apply to products sold after school at fund raisers and other after school activities. 


Some school districts have chosen to implement even more stringent standards than these.  It is important to check with you district’s dietary department as to whether or not this is the case.


Experience is important when selecting a school vendor. While it is not impossible for a “rookie” vendor to come in and work out.  Things go much more smoothly with an experienced vendor.  


Vending or not vending?  Vending machines in schools can offer a major benefit to the school  as long as the products provided are helping the students.  Over the years this has not always been the case.  Still with the new guidelines, careful supervision, and an experienced vendor the results can be both remunerative and tasty.


Topics: School Vending Programs, School Vending, Vending in the schools, Refreshments in School