I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to make smart food decisions, regardless of location and convenience. Finding a healthy and delicious option to eat 'on the go' should be an option everywhere."--Ronnie Davis, Vend Natural of Texas
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 19, 2012
Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas and some of the region’s public schools and a children’s hospital are the first in the area have demonstrated their commitment to the health of their community by providing all-natural and organic snacks and beverages in new, state-of-the-art vending machines, announced Vend Natural. These organizations are a model for the country, which is facing skyrocketing rates of obesity for both adults and teenagers.
Today, thanks to healthy snacking leaders like Vend Natural– which has been selected by Apollo Junior High School in Richardson, TX; Leonard Evans Junior Middle School in McKinney, TX; McLean Middle School in Fort Worth, TX; South Hills High School in Fort Worth, TX; Trimble Technical High School in Fort Worth, TX, and Texas Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital in Dallas, TX as well as by more than 600 schools, universities, businesses, hospitals and community centers across the nation - bananas, fresh cut vegetables and fruit are among the many healthy options now available in convenience vending machines throughout Dallas/Fort Worth and the nation. Among the hundreds of choices are all natural chips and popcorn, low fat health bars, organic fruit smoothies, natural coconut water and more. Many of the products available through Vend Natural meet or exceed federal, state and school nutritional standards for calories, fat, vitamins, fiber and sodium.
Vend Natural, founded by company CEO Gil Sanchez, was formed to address the declining health of our nation and skyrocketing teenage and adult obesity rates by providing healthier snacking alternatives to schools, hospitals and businesses. The company’s mission is to support improved eating practices by offering healthy products that are easily accessible and affordable to everyone.
“We are thrilled that so many important Dallas/Fort Worth area schools and the children’s hospital have embraced this healthy option for their employees, students and visitors, said William H. Carpenter, Jr., Vend Natural President. “It was particularly exciting to have some of the area’s leading high schools and a key hospital focused on children’s health join with other leading institutions – such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, school districts in Burbank, CA and Philadelphia, PA, the U.S. Naval Academy and many others – to stand up for good health and offer so many healthy choices to their students, patients and the broader community.”
Leading the charge for Vend Natural in Dallas/Fort Worth is entrepreneur Ronnie Davis. Commenting on his motivation to join Vend Natural, Mr. Davis said, “I believe that everyone, especially children and young adults need to have the opportunity to make smart food decisions, regardless of location and convenience. Finding a healthy and delicious option to eat 'on the go' should be an option available to everyone.”
Vend Natural is the only healthy snacking company in the country that not only partners with business owners coast to coast, but also owns and operates its own machines on the west and east coasts. This enables the company to test new equipment and products before full roll-out and provide the most relevant training and customer service operation for its distributors. “We don’t just ‘sell’ the business, we are IN the business, which makes us significantly more knowledgeable about what works and what doesn’t,” said Mr. Carpenter. Part of Vend Natural’s mission is to ensure a fresh product mix and their strong relationship with Del Monte Fresh Produce ensure that fresh cut apples, pineapples, carrots, celery, whole bananas and more, are available to their customers.
Vending Machines Go Green: Good for the Body and the Planet
Vend Natural’s vending machines are not the old school machines you are used to. Today’s state of the art vending machines are not just good for the body, but have gone “green.” They feature energy efficient design, costing a third of what traditional machines cost to run; more than 40% recycled metals; remote, internet-based monitoring systems, preventing unnecessary fuel costs and emissions to replenish products, and a 5-star energy rating.
About Vend Natural
Vend Natural is America’s fastest-growing healthy snacking company and is based in Ventura, California and Annapolis, Maryland. The company was inspired by the vision of helping to transform eating patterns by providing healthy snacking alternatives in convenient vending locations across America. Specializing in placements in schools, hospitals and businesses, Vend Natural currently operates more than 600 machines in 22 states and the District of Columbia with plans for significant growth over the next several years.
The company is known for its innovative and environmentally-sensitive vending machine design offering state-of-the art, dual temperature-zoned, energy efficient machines that hold a large variety of both natural organic snacks and beverages. Vend Natural is also known for its fresh, bright, signature machine graphics featuring large, appealing illustrations of grapes, raspberries and its tag line, “Snack Better. Live Better.” Vend Natural was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year award in Maryland for 2010. For more information, visit http://www.vendnatural.com.
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