When hunger pangs strike and you’re face-to-face with snack options, Penn vending machines are now clearly labeled so you can make smarter choices. Items that have less than 250 calories and 350 mg of sodium are marked with a green “Balanced Choices” logo. Healthier snacks include pretzels, fruit snacks, baked potato chips and Fig Newtons.

You can also look for a Penn 2bU vending machine in the 1920 Commons for more nutritious foods and drinks, including all-natural, organic, vegan, gluten-free and kosher options. You can even preview each product’s nutritional value before purchase. Contact Suzanne Smith in Human Resources with questions at or 215-898-5116.

Originally published on March 3, 2011