For Industry

Welcome to the Suppliers' section of the Stay Active Eat Healthy website.

This section is designed for vending, concessions and food and beverage companies that supply recreation facilities and local government buildings in British Columbia.

Here, you will find information about the implementation of the Stay Active Eat Healthy program, along with additional resources that will help you participate.

On-site food and beverage sales are an important source of revenue for all public buildings in BC. With the success of the Healthy Food and Beverage Sales initiative, industry has an opportunity to provide participating facilities with the healthy products they need.


Stay Active Eat Healthy Booth Attracts an Enthusiastic Crowd at BCRPA Symposium 2009!

Exhibitors participating in the Stay Active Eat Healthy booth during the BCRPA Symposium in May provided a sampling of a vast array of "Sell Most" and "Sell Sometimes" products available - showing that the healthy choice can be the easier (and tastier) choice.  Whether it was a selection of bars and cookies, fruit smoothies, baked pita snacks or frozen fruit bars, delegates were thrilled to see the number of alternatives now available.

The Healthy Food and Beverage Sales (Stay Active Eat Healthy) program and BCRPA would like to thank the following companies for their participation:

Kenneth Ou, Chase Trading Company; Trevor Lowe, Fraser Valley Vending; Brenda Hotte, HotHuck's Veggie Foods; Barry Lehn, Lassonde Western Canada; Fernando Padres, Max Natural Foods; Kalpna Solanki, Munch Time Snacks; Bruce Beer, Norma's Bakery Limited; Don Budnarchuk, NuStart Marketing; Glen Jackson, Ryan Vending; Ross Sharp, Vending Products Canada.


Changes to the Guidelines for Healthy Food and Beverage Sales in BC Schools

In BC, the Guidelines for Healthy Food and Beverage Sales in BC Schools were update in 2013.  The revisions to the guidelines reflect new evidence in nutrition standards, product availabilty and consulutations with people who use the guidelines. In addition, The Nutrient Guidelines for Healthier Choices in Vending Machines in BC Public Buildings Policy was also amended in 2013.  There were two major shifts. The first shift was a change in language from Choose to Sell.  The second change was in reducing the number of categories from four to three. The new categories are Sell Most, Sell Sometimes and Do Not Sell.  The Choose Least category was eliminated.