Coffee and Healthy Food Cart Vendor Requirements

Requirements for Coffee Carts, Kiosks and Food Trucks (PDF)
This document provides vendor requirements and standards, for all coffee carts, kiosks and food trucks operating on Kaiser Permanente property.

Healthy Catering Vendor Tools

Healthy Catering Vendor Guide (PDF)
This guide provides instructions on how to become an approved Kaiser Permanente Healthy Picks catering vendor, including a vendor application.

Healthy Picks Summary (PDF)
The Healthy Picks criteria is Kaiser Permanente’s evidence-based standards for good nutrition. Healthy Picks emphasizes fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, healthy fats, and sustainable sourcing; with limits on calories, sodium, saturated fat, and sugar. All catering menu items must comply with the Healthy Picks criteria in order to be approved.

Healthy Picks Spreadsheet (XLS)
This spreadsheet can help determine which menu items meet the Healthy Picks criteria. Simply enter in the menu item and fill in the appropriate cells to determine if it meets the criteria. If a green square appears after all the information is entered, then it qualifies as a Healthy Pick. If the menu item does not meet the criteria, a cell will turn red, identifying why it does not.

Healthy Dessert Ideas (PDF)
Kaiser Permanente encourages fresh fruit for dessert as much as possible. However, if you are going to provide other dessert items, make sure they are healthy. This flyer has some ideas for desserts that all meet the Healthy Picks criteria.

Sustainability Guidelines (PDF)
Locally grown food that is sustainably farmed and produced is good for the environment and for people’s health. Source sustainable ingredients when feasible to support Kaiser Permanente’s 2025 vision of 100% sustainable food.

The above information only applies to the process of creating an approved Healthy Picks catering menu.

Diverse Supplier Instructions
Kaiser Permanente promotes supplier diversity both within the company and within our communities. We believe a diverse supplier base will contribute to our ability to provide the best quality of health care to our members as well as improve the health of our communities. We encourage all diverse vendors to register their business. This includes small, small disadvantaged, women-owned small business, veteran-owned small businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, HUBZone small business, and other diverse suppliers. If you are a diverse supplier, please visit to register.

For questions and comments regarding healthy catering, please contact the Healthy Workforce team at


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