We see all types of traditional vending locations adapting to this trend quickly
Schenectady, NY (PRWEB) October 10, 2006
Health food has finally come to vending machines. A company called YoNaturals Inc. is paving the way for healthier options. The company has introduced the YoZone, a combination beverage and snack food vending machine that includes 45 different top natural and organic brands including everything from organic Tazo Iced Tea to Made in Nature Dried Fruit and Eden Nut Mixes.
Nutritionist and New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Roy Vartabedian says people in the workplace are ready to embrace healthier choices in vending machines.
“We see all types of traditional vending locations adapting to this trend quickly,” Vartabedian says.
YoNaturals offers highly nutritional snack foods and beverages. Based on Nutripoints, a system which rates food for its nutrient density, the foods offered in YoZone's vending machines far exceed traditional snack foods.
The Nutripoint system is based on 26 key nutrients, the higher the score, the better the food. The goal is to eat at least 100 Nutripoints each day from six food groups. When this goal is reached, people are assured their diets will meet or exceed the U.S. Recommended Daily Allowance and recommendations of the American Heart Association and American Cancer Society.
A comparison of traditional vending offerings versus YoNaturals Natural and Organic offerings found the following:
Traditional Vending Machine Foods
Coke soft drink -6.0
Doritos chips -1.0
Oreo cookies -2.5
YoNaturals Vending Machine Foods
Vruit fruit juice beverage 11.5
Clif Luna Bar 28.5
Horizon organic milk 6.0
“Considering that the vast majority of snacks and beverages in existing vending machines contribute to obesity, diabetes and heart disease in the country today, it’s critical that consumers seek out companies like YoNaturals. People need healthier options, especially ones that offer low glycemic index and are low sugar and fat content,” Vartabedian says. “And most importantly, the options must have high nutrient density and good taste.”
The consumer quest for healthy lifestyle changes and nutritional influences has never been greater, and companies like Whole Foods Market, Trader Joes and YoNaturals are at the forefront of this revolution, Vartabedian says.
YoNaturals has focused its distribution efforts on businesses interested in identifying opportunities for health and wellness vending within the workplace.
“YoNaturals offers a nationwide solution by providing vending machines stocked with health food,” says Mark Trotter CEO of YoNaturals. “The fact that nutritionists and dietitians are telling their customers and clients about us is a great reward to us. These customers are the same customers working for the companies we are targeting.”
To become a YoZone Healthy Vending location, visit http://www.yonaturals.com
Yo Naturals Inc.
437S Highway 101, Suite 209
Solana Beach, CA 92075
nick @ yonaturals.com
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