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Welcome to the County Manager’s Suggestion Box. In the interest of being transparent, the County Manager implemented this service to provide residents and employees the opportunity to provide their feedback on County services and programs. Check back here each month for new responses. Many of the suggestions received pertain to specific departments. While respecting anonymity, the County Manager has shared those suggestions with department directors. Department directors will provide responses and follow-up actions as appropriate.
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The vending machine changes have been in line with the County Manager's message of health and wellness for our employees. Providing healthier food and beverage options at County sponsored meetings and events, and in vending machines on County property has the potential to:
In a survey in 2015, employees indicated a strong interest in healthier snack and meal options at work. To support employees in their efforts to lead healthier lifestyles, the Healthy Vending and Food Policy was created. This policy expands the healthy options available for food and beverages purchased, sold and served at County meetings or events and in our vending machines. Mecklenburg County's policy meets national nutrition guidelines recommended by the American Heart Association. Canteen is our current vendor and shows purchasing statistics of foods/beverages that are profitable and encouraging of people's choice of healthier foods/beverages.