By the year 2030, 40 percent of Americans will be obese
Vending machines have traditionally been notoriously known as a "junk food haven." For decades they have overflowed school campuses, business offices and shopping malls, giving customers convenient access to unhealthy foods. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there has been a dramatic increase in obesity rates over the last 20 years, for both adults and children. In fact, they report that one-third of the nation’s adults are considered obese, and 17 percent of children are as well. This has lead to a lot of parents to re-think things like snacking.
“The dark days of junk food vending machines and its archaic and unhealthy choices are coming to an end,” explains Dan Negroni, President of Fresh Healthy Vending. “We want to change communities, quality of life, and give kids true and healthy snack options everywhere ---they deserve them.”
With various health risks relating to obesity, such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer, Fresh Healthy Vending has created a call to action by offering vending machines with the healthiest snacks possible. From fruits and vegetables to protein and granola bars, these innovative health stands are providing consumers with tasty, yet healthy, alternatives.
With the introduction of Fresh Healthy Vending machines in communities across the nation, the company has pumped new life into schools, YMCA's, community centers and other targeted locations, by offering the best quality and nutritious snack options. Consumers have shown their support and desire for the healthy snacks, by making purchases.
With over 1,500 locations across America and Canada, students, parents and school officials are taking advantage of, and appreciating, the convenient and healthy snack machines in their communities. Even office buildings, retailers and health clubs have started demanding Fresh Healthy Vending machines, as the overwhelming demand for healthier snack options continues to grow.
"In 2030, experts believe 40 percent of Americans will become obese,” adds Negroni. “To fight back, communities and people alike need to increase the availability of nutritious food and give people access to healthy and delicious snacks they can enjoy. Childhood obesity won’t be cured overnight, but Fresh Healthy Vending is a leader in helping to create a better quality of life for our children.”
For more information, please visit the website www.freshvending.com.
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Source for stats:
CDC. Overweight and obesity. < http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/facts.ht