Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) July 23, 2010
As a school teacher and mother of two young daughters, Johanna Newman's interest in providing better childhood nutrition comes quite naturally.
Moreover, the three bright new YoNaturals snack vending machines she's helped place in her Jacksonville area community are winning converts to her view that natural and organic foods placed within easy reach can make a healthy difference in kids' dietary habits.
They certainly have with her own daughters and their friends. And also with the fellow teachers Johanna works with -- many of whom grew up in an era when fatty junk foods were the only option in vended snacks. "Family health issues caused me to Google what might be out there as far as healthier choices in snack foods," relates Johanna. "And I was stunned to discover the amazing variety of tasty, healthier vended foods and beverages now on the market."
Further research led her to healthy vending leader YoNaturals, the San Diego firm which specializes in supplying snack vending machines which meet California's strict standards covering snacks sold to children in schools. The company now acts as a nationwide distributor for over 500 food and beverage labels formulated with natural & organic ingredients rather than excess fats and sugars.
Johanna sees herself as one helping to spread the word in a world sometimes too skeptical of vended snack foods.
For Elizabeth Binninger, an administrator with the local St. Johns County School District, the local high school's new YoNaturals vending machine is an ongoing experiment in better nutrition. "This initial natural & organic snack vending machine breaks new ground for us and may well lead to more," says Binninger. "We've avoided food vending machines in the past, but we do see obvious merit in the natural & organic concept."
Prior to this the school district had stayed entirely away from non-beverage snack vending due to state and local directives regarding food content.
Along with the new machine at Bartram Trail High School Johanna and her husband Paul have, through their company Alternatives Vending LLC, also managed to place machines at nearby Serenata Beach Club and at Jacksonville's Museum of Science and History.
For more information on healthy vending visit YoNaturals online at http://www.YoNaturals.com or phone them at 858-794-9955.
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