HealthyYOU Vending Machines Fulfill The National Automatic Merchandising Association “FitPick” Standards

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FitPick standards are growing in demand among vending machines and micro markets, especially in government facilities such as military bases. HealthyYOU Vending is poised to facilitate the rapid growth of the health-conscious vending market.

As participating members of NAMA, HealthyYOU Vending and its operators offer many FitPick and FitPick SELECT options among their vending products.

The National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) has a long-standing commitment to equipping Americans with the nutritional guidance they need to make informed food and beverage choices. Established in 1936, NAMA represents the $25 billion vending and refreshment service industry and has more than 1,250 member companies, including HealthyYOU Vending.

In 2005, FitPick was introduced as NAMA’s signature initiative that identifies “better for you” products available from vending and micro market channels. Currently, 665 FitPick and FitPick SELECT approved delicious products are available in vending machines and micro markets, with more products being added daily.

As participating members of NAMA, HealthyYOU Vending and its operators offer many FitPick and FitPick SELECT options among their vending products.

Amidst the rising popularity of better for you products, many government facilities, such as military bases and schools, are now making efforts to comply with NAMA’s FitPick standards.

Hudson and Betsy Gray, owners of Snack Smart Healthy Vending, and operators for HealthyYOU Vending, own and operate 49 healthy vending machines in Tennessee and Kentucky. One of their vending locations includes Fort Campbell army base, home of the 101st Airborne Division, located along the Tennessee-Kentucky border.

Fort Campbell entered into an agreement with Snack Smart Healthy Vending as part of their initiative to implement the national FitPick standards at its post hospital and take out all junk-food vending machines. Snack Smart Healthy Vending placed their first machines in the hospital on a pilot program, working through the Army Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES). Now, Snack Smart Healthy Vending has 21 healthy vending machines at various locations on post and 4 in the post hospital.

For more information about HealthyYOU Vending, its entrepreneurial philosophy and the HealthyYOU Difference, go to http://www.healthyyouvending.com.

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HealthyYOU Vending is the world leader in the healthy vending industry. Founded by seasoned vending veterans Mike Burnett and Jeff Marsh, their corporate offices are located in Kaysville, Utah. All company vending machines are privately manufactured in the United States at a state-of-the-art facility. Owner/Operator opportunities for serious-minded entrepreneurs are currently available.

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