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Category: Healthy Vending in Schools

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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The debate over whether schools should have vending machines has been lengthy and ongoing. Vending machines are a convenient and relatively inexpensive way to grab a bite to eat or something to drink to sustain students in between meals. With vending machines found in 43 percent of elementary schools, 74 percent of middle schools, and […]

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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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Amid continuing concerns about childhood obesity, which affects one-third of American children, access to healthy food at school is on the minds of just about everyone including parents, schools and the federal government. Many children consume half their daily meals during school hours, raising awareness that what children eat at school has a huge impact […]

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