Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 04, 2011
Bee Line Vending for Health, LLC provides first of Chicago area schools with healthy vending machines.
Healthy vending is a smart step for schools to take to fight the growing childhood obesity epidemic. Over the past three decades, the childhood obesity rate has more than doubled for preschool children and adolescents, and it has more than tripled for children aged 6-11 years. Currently, approximately nine million children over six years of age are considered obese.
Children fueling with unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks from traditional vending machines find themselves sluggish during school hours and depleted of energy and mental awareness. By replacing candy bars and sodas with healthy choices, Bee Line Vending for Health, is helping kids make better selections. In order for kids to make the right choices, the products have to be available.
Two Chicago area schools, St. Augustine College in the city of Chicago and Elgin Academy a Pre-K thru High School campus in Elgin, have made the commitment to have healthy snacks available for their students. Bee Line Vending for Health has placed machines at both campuses and students are able to use dollars, coins or even credit and debit cards to buy their snacks. Popular choices include baked corn puffs, all natural popped chips, veggie chips, organic snack bars, all natural juices, organic milks along with gluten free and nut free product alternatives.
Bee Line Vending for Health based in Elk Grove Village, IL is hoping other area schools and park districts will come on board quickly and provide their students with a healthy alternative to junk food for between class hunger pains.