Fresh Healthy Vending and Healthy Child Healthy World have teamed up to give away a free healthy vending machine placement. The winning entry will choose their favorite location to have the machine placed, completely stocked with healthy foods and beverages. The move is the latest in a series of ongoing efforts to help fight childhood obesity, an issue that the Centers for Disease Control says now affects 17 percent of all children and adolescents in America.
“The rate of childhood obesity is considered to be triple what it was a generation ago,” explains Dan Negroni, the chief executive officer and president of Fresh Healthy Vending Café (www.freshvending.com). “Our mission is to be part of the solution in fighting childhood obesity, and this is just one more way that we are helping to do that. Now at least one lucky consumer will have their say on where a healthy vending machine should be placed.”
To enter to win a free Healthy Vending Machine for their favorite location, participants can log onto the site at FreshandHealthy.org and share their story about why their favorite local gym, recreation center or other location deserves the machine. The deadline to enter is July 30, 2012. All entrants must include their full name, email, phone number, and the address where they would like to see the healthy vending machine placed.
“We are thrilled to work with a company that is striving to transform a traditionally unhealthy industry,” says Gigi Lee Chang, CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World. “Today, snacking makes up about 27% of a child’s daily calorie intake. With the rise in concerns around hydrogenated oils, genetically modified ingredients and artificial ingredients, we need to re-think the types of snacks our children have access to during the school day.”
Fresh Healthy Vending machines have revolutionized the industry, providing dual-climate-controlled machines that also offer cold foods. Each machine is stocked with all-healthy food options, including fresh vegetables, fruits, yogurts, smoothies, 100-percent fruit juices, tea and healthy granola bars, among other items. The company has placed over 1,700 machines across the U.S. and in Canada. They also recently launched the Fresh Healthy Vending Café, a machine that offers a variety of healthy food options, as well as fresh-ground and -brewed gourmet organic coffee. For more information about Fresh Healthy Vending, visit the site at www.freshvending.com.