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According to the 2017 Health Survey for England, 28.7% of adults in England are obese, and a further 35.6% are overweight, a total of 64.3% are either overweight or obese. This increases costs in two ways: to a person's health, and monetarily to the NHS.


Whilst there may often be more healthy options, such as fruit or nuts, available in shops around the campus, often vending machines are closer, more convenient, have shorter or no queues, and are 24/7.


UWE should provide multiple healthy options, priced no more than the median cost of the products in the vending machine (and preferably cheaper than unhealthy options), in every vending machine, to encourage healthy eating.

Actions Taken

  • This idea opened on 4th February 2020 and closed for voting on 9th March.
  • This Idea has conditionally passed. Work will start on this Idea unless it is vetoed by 50%+1 of the Student Council Meeting.
  • This idea was failed at the Executive and so will not be worked on.


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