September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in the United States - A Condition That Affects Over 30% of Children Nationwide.

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HealthyYOU Vending honors National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and is committed to doing their part to end childhood obesity by promoting healthy choices in school vending machines.

HealthyYOU Vending, a division of 1.800.VENDING, was created to provide consumers with healthy snack and meal options.

HealthyYOU Vending is uniquely positioned to replace junk food vending machines as schools seek to combat childhood obesity with equally satisfying, yet healthy snacks and beverages.

Six years ago, the United States of America came together to put an end to the preventable epidemic of childhood obesity and, under President Barack Obama’s direction, observed the first National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Since then, childhood obesity rates have seen an encouraging drop in obesity rates among children ages two to five. However, more than 30 percent of American children are still overweight or obese. This month, we remember the commitment to our Nation's youth and renew our focus on improving the health and well-being of our country's children.

One in three children in the United States are overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. In addition to these serious health risks, obesity can lead to a variety of other negative ramifications.

Children who have obesity are more likely to have obesity as adults. This can lead to lifelong physical and mental health problems. Additionally, children who have obesity often face more bullying and stigma.

Childhood obesity is influenced by many factors. For some children and families factors include too much time spent on sedentary activities such as television viewing; a lack of bedtime routine leading to too little sleep; a lack of community places to get adequate physical activity; easy access to inexpensive, high calorie snacks and beverages; and/or a lack of access to affordable, healthier foods.

However, the good news is that childhood obesity can be prevented. Communities, health professionals and families can work together to create opportunities for kids to eat healthier and get more active.

In today’s health conscious climate, an increasing number of people are becoming interested in living a healthier lifestyle and are becoming educated about what they should eat. “All-Natural,” “Organic,” “0 Trans Fat” and “Antioxidants” are the hot buttons of this high demand market.

HealthyYOU Vending is aiding in this health revolution by providing healthy vending machines to schools, community centers and recreation facilities that are often frequented by children.

HealthyYOU Vending is uniquely positioned to replace junk food vending machines as schools seek to combat childhood obesity with equally satisfying, yet healthy snacks and beverages.

Many HealthyYOU Vending products include the following: Krave jerky – a gluten-free, grass-fed, minimally processed HealthyYOU vending top seller, coconut chips that deliver a natural energy boost, raw seeds and nuts that provide an all-natural punch and bare apple chips.

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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