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Category: Healthy Vending in Schools

Are vending machines in schools a convenience or a nutritional detriment? The question has been pondered for years, and the debate is often centered around the fat- and calorie-laden junk food that dominates traditional vending machines and contributes to the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic. On the flip side is the affordable and convenient access to […]

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Just because a snack is packaged doesn’t mean it can’t be healthy. While vending machines are often stocked with processed, high-calorie junk food, the tide is turning toward the consumer trend of healthier eating on-the-go. These days, it’s easy to find healthier vending machine snack alternatives with options like nuts, dried fruits, whole grains and […]

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Modern vending machines are a far cry from the ones used 30 or more years ago. The vending machine business has changed considerably over recent years. Today’s machines deliver a wide variety of foods, not just drinks and snacks. Because these machines are high-tech, they are energy-efficient and integrate with specialized business software to manage […]

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Some historical perspective of America’s childhood obesity epidemic: In the 1960s and 1970s, 5 to 7 percent of U.S. children suffered from obesity. Today, that number has swelled to 17 percent. And despite national efforts otherwise—including September’s National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and the Let’s Move child wellness program—the rate of obesity among the country’s […]

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September 11, 2018

Childhood obesity is a real and rising threat against children’s health in the U.S., affecting more than a third of American children. Each September, Childhood Obesity Awareness Month provides an important reminder to learn more about this serious health epidemic and discover what we can do to help. Since Childhood Obesity Awareness Month was implemented […]

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