Vend Natural, Inc. Expands Healthy Snacking Business in Western Pennsylvania as Pittsburgh Area Schools Select Vend Natural Machines for Students

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Vend Natural, Inc., the leading healthy snacking company, today announces its expansion in the Pittsburgh area of Western Pennsylvania, which adds to its growing footprint of health conscious communities concerned about the growing epidemics of child obesity and diabetes.

“Western Pennsylvania has demonstrated its commitment to providing students and others with access to healthy snacking alternatives,” said Robert Fabean, manager of Vend Natural of Western Pennsylvania.

Vend Natural, Inc. (“Vend Natural,", America’s leading healthy vending company offering all natural and organic snacks and beverages, today announced the expansion of its operations in the Pittsburgh area of Western Pennsylvania, reflecting a growing national trend towards healthier living.

Adding to its growing footprint nationwide, several school districts and YMCA’s in Allegheny and Washington Counties have already selected the state-of-the-art, energy efficient Vend Natural machines for its students, including Mt. Lebanon School District, Charleroi School District and the YMCA in Greenburg, PA. Additional school districts are scheduled for healthy snack machine installation during the first quarter of 2010.

Vend Natural, founded by company President Gil Sanchez, was formed to address the declining health of our nation by providing healthier snacking alternatives to on-the-go individuals at schools, hospitals and businesses. The company’s mission is to support improved eating practices by offering healthy products that are easily accessible and affordable to everyone.

“Western Pennsylvania has demonstrated its commitment to providing students and others with access to healthy snacking alternatives,” said Robert Fabean, manager of Vend Natural of Western Pennsylvania. “With parents and school administrators anxious to address the epidemic of childhood obesity and diabetes, Vend Natural’s healthy snack machines with their wide assortment all-natural and organic beverages and snacks, offers the right alternative to traditional high-fat, low nutritional value snacks in schools and other public venues.” Fabean continues, “We expect strong demand for our healthy snack machines across the Pittsburgh area as others hear about the Vend Natural solution.“

Vend Natural President Gil Sanchez says, “We are pleased to see leaders in the Pittsburgh area join our strong business in the Philadelphia region by choosing healthier snacking with Vend Natural.” “Robert Fabean and his sons are strong operators with a real commitment to expanding Vend Natural’s presence in their home state. As long-time residents of Washington County and active members of the community, the Fabean family is strongly invested in ensuring that their community never has to trade health for convenience, “said Sanchez.

Vend Natural’s state-of-the-art machines offer a market-customized assortment of natural and organic snacks and beverages. Always looking to provide the healthiest options possible, Vend Natural recently announced a partnership with Del Monte Fresh Produce to offer an assortment of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables in its machines as well. Vend Natural is committed to environmental sustainability by ensuring its machines operate at the highest level of energy efficiency as they are made largely from recycled metals; operate with energy efficient LED lighting; are constructed with triple-pane glass and extraordinary insulation for the highest level of refrigeration integrity.

About Vend Natural, Inc.
Vend Natural, Inc., ( based in Ventura, California with east coast operations in Annapolis, Maryland, was inspired by the vision of helping to transform eating patterns by providing healthy snacking alternatives in convenient vending locations across America. Specializing in placements in schools, hospitals and businesses, Vend Natural, Inc. currently operates more than 350 machines in 20 states with plans for significant growth over the next several years. The company is known for its innovative and environmentally-sensitive vending machine design offering state-of-the art, dual temperature-zoned, energy efficient machines that hold a large variety of both natural and organic snacks and beverages. Vend Natural, Inc. is also known for its fresh, bright, signature machine graphics featuring large, appealing illustrations of grapes, raspberries and its tag line, “Energize Your Body.” For more information, visit


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