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Setback in the push for healthy vending options

Posted: 8:26 PM, Mar 22, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-23 00:26:52Z
A bill controlling the kinds of foods that can be served in vending machines on state property is dead, at least for now.
 
The Maryland Healthy Vending Machine Act would force 75 percent of vending machine food and drinks to meet certain health requirements, including specific amounts of trans fats and sodium.
 
The bill didn't make it out of the Senate Finance Committee this year, and was pulled from the House of Delegates, but these setbacks won't keep supporters from trying again in 2017.
 
Steve Henneman owns a company that stocks vending machines with healthy food options. He joined ABC2's In Focus to dicuss the next steps for the bill.
 
Watch video above for more.