Yumi Media Encourages The Spread of Healthy Vending Machines in Jacksonville

Yumi Media examines the proliferation of healthy vending machines in Jacksonville and the possible effects on health in the city.

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Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) April 08, 2013

On April 8, Yumi Media, a food website devoted to delivering the latest and greatest in food news, recipes, and products to incorporate into your own healthy lifestyle, responds to an article published in Action News Jacksonville about the appearance of healthy vending machines in the city of Jacksonville, Florida.

A local company by the name of SmartBox is expanding its vending machine operations in the city of Jacksonville. With a motto that states “Eat Smart. Live Smart,” the company’s machines do not include any sodas or candy bars. Instead, it contains water, sports drinks, and healthier energy bars. According to the article by Action News Jacksonville, “Each machine carries food containing low fat, low sugar, and no high fructose corn syrup, preservatives, or hydrogenated oils.”

There are 40 SmartBoxes around the city. The company hopes to have 100 in place by year’s end and start cultivating relationships with local schools to offer student healthier snacking options. Nutrition facts are available on the machines themselves. This means that consumers do not have to purchase a product to view the nutritional information.

“Vending machines are located in many public places, offices, and schools. We support initiatives that help the public make better snacking choices,” says Yumi Media representative Justin Maas. “When individuals are introduced to healthier snacking option,” according to Maas, “it can lead to changes in other parts of their diet, like consuming healthy foods such as Quorn. Once a person begins eating healthier snacks, we hope that they will make healthier choices in their full meals,” he says. “One option is Quorn, a delicious meat alternative that has less fat than meat, but tastes just as good.”

Yumi Media is a food website devoted to delivering the latest and greatest in food news, recipes, and products to incorporate into your own healthy lifestyle. Launched in 2012, Yumi Media was founded by a group of friends as a way to explore their mutual love of food while sharing that love with the community at large. Whether you’re looking for something cutting-edge, comfort food like mom used to make or something in between, Yumi Media is your one-stop resource.

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