Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) March 19, 2014
HUMAN ("Helping Unite Mankind And Nutrition"), America’s fastest growing healthy vending franchise announces its partnership with Sodexo to provide healthful snack and beverage options to the employees and patients of Holy Cross Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. HUMAN franchisees Brad and Shani Magosky launched a total of eight machines, including the “HUMAN Touch,” HUMAN’s 46” touch screen healthy vending machine, last week. Holy Cross is the first hospital in South Florida to create a partnership with HUMAN and the first location nationwide to feature the HUMAN Touch.
News of this partnership comes on the heels of Sodexo’s announcement that it will add more nutritious options for children in conjunction with The Partnership for a Healthier America, a part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign.
According to Sodexo CEO, George Chavel, the company reaches 15 million consumers a day in more than 9,000 locations nationwide. Sodexo is the first large food service company, outside of restaurant chains, to pledge to serve more wholesome foods.
“HUMAN is the next step in providing healthy alternatives for our associates. The values of HUMAN, Holy Cross and Sodexo align well,” said Patrick A. Taylor, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Holy Cross Hospital.
Prior to incorporating HUMAN's healthy vending program, Holy Cross’ vending options consisted of traditional vending offerings, including chips, candy and sodas.
“We hope this partnership brings new and exciting alternatives for our associates and visiting families. Being the first hospital in South Florida to bring HUMAN vending in our facility, we want to show that even our vending options can be healthy and fun,” said Dr. Taylor.
HUMAN (“Helping Unite Mankind And Nutrition”) is America’s leading distributor of convenient healthy foods whose mission is to create “Easy Nutrition Everywhere.” Via healthy vending machines, healthy micro-markets, direct delivery services, and other innovative automated retail technologies, HUMAN delivers on its vision to make healthy food more convenient than junk food. HUMAN can be found in over 2,000 schools, offices, hospitals, health clubs, YMCAs, and other locations in over 40 U.S. states, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The “better-for-you” platform delivers a wide variety of healthy snacks, fresh produce, coffees, and locally-sourced foods. In addition to providing healthful food options, HUMAN healthy storefronts provide nutrition education via high-definition LCD screens that display streaming videos and other digital content.
HUMAN has been ranked by Inc. Magazine as the #168th Fastest Growing Private Company in America, by Entrepreneur Magazine as the #1 Vending Franchise in the 2014 Franchise 500, and by Forbes as one of “America’s Most Promising Companies” (two years in a row).
HUMAN donates 10% of profits to charities that fight the causes of childhood obesity and malnutrition, with a predominate recipient of those funds being HUMAN’s non-profit arm, HUMAN Everywhere.
About Holy Cross Hospital
A member of CHE Trinity Health, Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. is a full-service, non-profit Catholic hospital, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. Since opening its doors in 1955, the 559-bed hospital has offered progressive services and programs to meet the evolving healthcare needs of Broward County. Today, Holy Cross has more than 600 physicians on staff representing more than 40 specialties and more than 3,000 employees. To learn more about Holy, visit holy-cross.com, “like” Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/holycrossfl, or follow @holycrossfl on Twitter.