It’s difficult to move healthy options in because the machines are money-makers for the schools. If one of the healthy machines performed well in a high school, then we believe there would be a domino effect in the remaining schools.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 01, 2012
Fresh Healthy Vending, the leading healthy vending machine company in the United States, announced two winners of their 2012 online contest in partnership with Healthy Child Healthy World, a national leader for nearly two decades in empowering parents to protect children from chemicals.
“We are so excited to work with Fresh Healthy Vending, a company that shares our values and has made some major strides in improving access to healthier snacks and drinks at schools nationwide,” said Gigi Lee Chang, CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World. “It is core to our mission to help educate families on how their food choices can affect their health, and this contest really resonated with our audience.”
Fresh Healthy Vending has selected Rutherford County Schools in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and The Book Carriage and Coffee Shop in Roanoke, Texas, as the two winners of the online contest, who will each receive a free Fresh Healthy Vending machine in their facilities.
With almost 40 percent of their students being overweight or obese, Rutherford County Schools submitted themselves to win a free healthy vending machine to make positive, healthy changes for the students. “Our vending machines are full of high fat, high calorie, processed foods,” said Jenna Stitzel from Rutherford County Schools. “It’s difficult to move healthy options in because the machines are money-makers for the schools. If one of the healthy machines performed well in a high school, then we believe there would be a domino effect in the remaining schools.”
In addition, The Book Carriage and Coffee Shop has won a free Fresh Healthy Vending Café machine to drive their business, increase productivity, reduce labor costs, and provide an organic coffee option to their customers. A small independent bookstore with a coffee shop, The Book Carriage and Coffee Shop believe their customers would enjoy a self-serve coffee machine that provides high-quality, organic, fair-trade specialty coffee drinks at the touch of a button, as well as healthy organic snacks available in the machine. “We are thrilled to be able to offer our customers their favorite gourmet coffee specialty drinks without the added costs of having to hire a full-time employee or purchase expensive equipment,” said Larry Granados of The Book Carriage and Coffee Shop. “For our customers, we can offer them less expensive coffee drinks with a fraction of the wait time. It’s a win-win situation for both us and our customers.”
Fresh Healthy Vending coordinated the contest in partnership with Healthy Child Healthy World, an organization that shares a mission of encouraging healthier eating habits and safer alternatives for children and families.
For more information about coordinating a Fresh Healthy machine in your community’s school, please visit http://www.freshandhealthy.org/
About Fresh Healthy Vending
Fresh Healthy Vending is the first and largest franchisor of healthy vending machines, providing all-natural drinks, snacks and gourmet coffee to thousands of locations around the country. Fresh Healthy Vending's quest is to help the world become healthier by providing more nutritious and wholesome snacks and drinks through vending machines. Capitalizing on the growing demand for both healthy snacking and organic coffee, two of the fastest growing consumer segments in the world, Fresh Healthy Vending is an expert in creating profitable vending businesses for franchisees. For more information about becoming a Fresh Healthy Vending franchisee, visit http://www.freshvending.com. To demand healthy choices and inquire about receiving a free Fresh Healthy Vending machine where you work, live or play, visit http://freshandhealthy.org
About Healthy Child Healthy World
A trusted resource for parents for more than 20 years, Healthy Child Healthy World is a California non-profit public benefit corporation with a mission to empower parents to take action and protect their children from harmful chemicals. By working with manufacturers and supporting policy initiatives, Healthy Child Healthy World provides access to critical information that encourages smarter lifestyle choices that reduce chemical exposure in homes and communities. Healthy Child Healthy World's vision is a world where every child has the opportunity to grow-up in a healthy and safe environment. http://www.healthychild.org