We're proud to be part of the Austin market and look for strong growth for YoNaturals around the U.S. in 2009 as the demand for healthy snacks and drinks is growing nationwide
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 26, 2008
YoNaturals announced today that it has launched it's healthy vending program at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas as well as at the Austin Can Charter School. "We're excited about placing the YoNaturals machines offering healthy snacks and beverages at the Austin Convention Center," said Katherine Paynter, Senior Director of Operations.
The junk food epidemic is a loud wake-up call to improve peoples eating habits and YoNaturals, Inc., is attempting to do just that in vending machines by offering organic and all-natural snacks in place of junk food. CEO Mark Trotter saw the chance to snag part of the $32 billion vending machine market by uniting Americans' love of convenience and their growing health consciousness. It's working. In just two years, the San Diego-based "Healthy Vending" pioneer and their distributors are already serving over 600 locations in 35 States and Canada.
Thirty-seven states now have school nutritional guidelines for vendors. These developments have helped open the door to YoNaturals. It's clear now, Trotter noted, that children shouldn't have snacks with high sugar, high fructose, aspartame and caffeine. "More and more schools are realizing that taking money from soft drink companies just isn't worth it," he said. The YoNaturals product range includes all the best selling natural and organic drinks and snacks, including Stacy's Pita Chips, Clif Bars, Apple & Eve juices, Roberts Pirates Booty, Fiji Water, Horizon Organic Milks and Honest Beverages, among a group of over 300 different all-natural and organic products.
"Schools officials are recognizing the extent of the problem of childhood obesity and children's poor eating habits and are doing something about it," said Mark Trotter, CEO of YoNaturals Inc. Each snack or beverage meets state nutritional guidelines which require that no more than 35 percent of a school snack's calories come from fat and that no more than 10 percent of that snack's calories come from saturated fat.
"We're proud to be part of the Austin market and look for strong growth for YoNaturals around the U.S. in 2009 as the demand for healthy snacks and drinks is growing nationwide," said Trotter.