Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. Introduces New Website Platform that Caters to Recent USDA Guidelines

The company’s launch of http://www.freshandhealthy.org offers schools necessary educational tools and healthy options for an easier transition to comply with new snack standards required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

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We want to educate schools first and foremost, but it’s essential for us to help parents, teachers, coaches, mentors and after-school counselors understand that their choices are what dictate the healthy habits of the future: our kids.

San Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) May 01, 2014

Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. (OTC Markets: VEND), North America’s leading healthy vending franchisor, announces the launch of its new website, http://www.freshandhealthy.org, serving as a valuable platform for schools, community centers and corporations across the nation to seamlessly implement a healthy vending program. The launch comes just two months before the nutrition standards set by the USDA are enforced in schools throughout the nation.

As a resource for educators, directors, corporate wellness managers and company executives to learn how to obtain a free Fresh Healthy Vending machine at their locations, the website also references the tools available to maximize each machine’s capabilities and service offerings that Fresh Healthy Vending provides to ensure a successful pre and post-install of the machine.

“Our new website caters not only to schools, but also to community centers and corporations, because healthy habits made throughout the day, by everyone, end up trickling down and having either a direct or indirect effect on our youth,” said Alex Kennedy, CEO of Fresh Healthy Vending. “We want to educate schools first and foremost, but it’s essential for us to help parents, teachers, coaches, mentors and after-school counselors understand that their choices are what dictate the healthy habits of the future: our kids.”

Site users can click through a scrolling list of popular products by location, each with individually displayed nutrition facts and full product images. This feature allows schools to see which snack food and drink products are most popular and meet the new Smart Snack in School nutrition standards.

In its continued efforts to encourage healthy choices throughout the nation, Fresh Healthy Vending maintains its progressive work through support of its partners; Let’s Move, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, USDA, Nutrition.gov and Team Nutrition.

With the website launch, Fresh Healthy Vending plans to increase its presence in elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and charter schools; private and public companies, and community centers, such as YMCAs and Boys and Girls Clubs, across the nation.

The website outlines Fresh Healthy Vending’s five-step process in which schools intending to make the switch to healthy vending can take advantage of:

1.    Reserving a machine off the website
2.    Receiving free delivery and installation to begin using the machine quickly and easily
3.    Referring the location representative to a local ambassador that will stock and maintain the machine, as well as assist with marketing and promotion for the machine and its products
4.    Reporting data and product information directly to the location and providing communication resources for easy contact with vending ambassador
5.    Receiving profit-sharing through commission on every machine that is placed

As part of the program, the company’s wellness advocates engage in video conferences with students and administrators, from schools across the US, to educate them on Fresh Healthy Vending’s initiatives, machines and products, which align with this new mandate.

Testimonials are provided for each of the three categories and feature feedback from location representatives from where Fresh Healthy Vending machines have already been placed. The new website also hosts a Frequently Asked Questions section for each category, where users can go to troubleshoot or get more information about Fresh Healthy Vending, its machines and products.

For more information on Fresh Healthy Vending, the franchise program, or to receive a free healthy vending machine in your school or business, visit http://www.freshvending.com or call toll free 888-902-7558.

About Fresh Healthy Vending

Fresh Healthy Vending, based in San Diego, California, is North America’s leading healthy vending franchisor. Fresh Healthy Vending pioneered the concept of vending machines stocked with tried-and-tested fresh, healthy snack options and capitalizes on a growing market of health conscious consumers. The company has appointed more than 230 franchisees throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas and actively looks to partner with like-minded entrepreneurs who share its vision.

The company offers three different machines: The Healthy Vending Combo snack and drink machine, Healthy Vending Café that brews gourmet hot beverages in less than 40 seconds and the brand new Healthy Vending Touch-the only 46” 3D interactive touch screen vending machine.

The company has installed machines in more than 2,500 schools, universities, hospitals, community centers, military bases, airports, fitness facilities, YMCAs, libraries and many other types of locations.

Fresh Healthy Vending believes that it is currently the only vending company providing a comprehensive integrated business model that:

1.    Has an integrative focus on securing qualified locations for vending machine placement on behalf of franchisees
2.    Has an in-house products department which creates specialized menus specific to each location
3.    Has a corporate owned machine division to provide an independent revenue stream separate from franchise sales
4.    Provides franchisees with best practices obtained and enhanced by experience of directly operating machines and managing routes
5.    Delivers a one of a kind franchise coaching program to assist franchisees with developing their healthy vending business using the company’s Steps to Success Program

Fresh Healthy Vending’s stock is traded through the OTC Markets, Symbol: VEND.

For more information on Fresh Healthy Vending, the Franchise Program, or to receive a free healthy vending machine in your school or business, visit http://www.freshvending.com or call toll free 888-902-7558.

Cautionary note on forward-looking statements

Except for historical information contained in this release, statements in this release may constitute forward-looking statements regarding assumptions, projections, expectations, targets, intentions or beliefs about future events that are based on management's belief, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management. While the Company believes that expectations are based upon reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurances that goals, results and strategy will be realized. Numerous factors, including risks and uncertainties, may affect actual results and may cause results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements made by the Company or on its behalf. In addition to statements, which explicitly describe risks and uncertainties, readers are urged to consider statements labeled with such terms as "believes," "belief," "expects," "intends," "feels, “anticipates," or "plans" to be uncertain and forward-looking. More detailed information on these and additional factors that could affect Fresh Healthy Vending's actual results are described in Fresh Healthy Vending's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013 and those referenced in its Forms 10-Q filed for the quarterly periods ended September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2013. All forward-looking statements in this news release speak only as of the date of this news release and are based on Fresh Healthy Vending's current beliefs and expectations. Fresh Healthy Vending undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.


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