Fresh Healthy Vending, has launched in Birmingham, Alabama, through franchise owner Jim Reed, who plans to install 10 Fresh Healthy Vending machines in various locations throughout the area, giving the community the option of healthy, natural snacks and beverages such as smoothies, soymilk, fruit, vegetables, yogurt, granola bars, baked chips and natural sodas.
“I was disappointed to see the food options available in our local schools,” said Jim Reed, Franchise Owner of Fresh Healthy Vending. “I wanted to give children the option of eating healthier, while still maintaining the convenience of a vending machine. Fresh Healthy Vending was a perfect choice, and they have been a big hit among children and schools nationwide.”
Reed purchased the vending machine franchise rights from San Diego-based Fresh Healthy Vending, which offers healthier vending machine snacks as an alternative to traditional vending machine junk food of sugary drinks and snacks. Inspired to better their own communities, these entrepreneurial franchise owners are dedicated to improving access to healthier snack and beverage options for the area.
“These vending machines are a great way to offer the community healthier food options tailored to their dietary needs,” said Dan Negroni, CEO of Fresh Healthy Vending. “Teaching kids the importance of eating healthfully and prompting them to make more nutritious food choices is something we believe is critical, especially considering the rise of child obesity. We are happy to see the community taking the necessary steps to safeguard their children and promote healthful living.”
The Fresh Healthy Vending machines launching in Birmingham, Alabama, are some of the 1,700 locations throughout North America, with locations in office break rooms, school campuses, shopping malls, hospitals and more. In addition to the healthier vending machine snacks and beverages, Fresh Healthy Vending (freshvending.com / freshandhealthy.org) also produces Fresh Healthy Café, a vending machine that distributes gourmet organic coffee drinks together with their signature healthy snack options. As of August 2012, Fresh Healthy Vending has more than 170 franchises.
Fresh Healthy Vending touts its vending products as a means to keep minds and bodies in better shape. Their mission is to help eliminate junk food, which is associated with causing obesity, higher absenteeism and higher medical insurance rates.