Utah Healthy Vending, a franchisee of award-winning HUMAN Healthy Vending (http://www.healthyvending.com), has partnered with Wasatch High School to provide students with convenient access to healthier snacks and beverages.
Led by Mary and Jim Palmer, Utah Healthy Vending has placed healthy vending machines in Park City, Utah and surrounding areas, including at Wasatch High School.
“Wasatch High School is the first school in Utah to install our eco-friendly, high-tech Healthy Vending machines,” said Mary Palmer, owner of Utah Healthy Vending. “We’re thrilled to partner with them to bring more healthful options to their hard-working students.”
Utah Healthy Vending's healthy vending machines in schools provide wholesome snacks that are a better alternative to the foods and drinks typically found in vending machines.
The USDA recently introduced a landmark proposal regarding the nutritional quality of snack foods sold in school vending machines. HUMAN Healthy Vending is positioned to provide schools with a product mix that meets the impending guidelines, so that schools can easily make the transition.
“By switching to healthy vending machines, Wasatch High School is proactively ensuring our compliance with the impending federal regulations, while introducing our students to better alternatives to junk food and soda,” said Wasatch Principal Shawn Kelly. “This is an all-around win.”
The school’s new Healthy Vending Program will be unveiled on May 20th, following the Heber Valley Food Revolution Celebration weekend. The Heber Valley Food Revolution is a movement toward whole, healthy, real food in the school system and community.
Melissa Milam, founder of the Heber Valley Food Revolution, and the instrumental force in bringing Utah Healthy Vending to Wasatch High School, said, “Placing healthy vending machines in our high school is a huge milestone for this community. Childhood obesity is an epidemic that threatens our entire nation, and Utah Healthy Vending is offering Heber Valley a tangible solution.”
A sampling event for the student body will be held at Wasatch High School on Monday, May 20, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm. The media is encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to Mary Palmer, 435.214.4458.
Utah Healthy Vending will also hand out free snacks to the public during the Heber Valley Food Revolution Day Fair on May 18, from 8am to 12pm, on the Wasatch High School football field. The community is encouraged to participate.
About HUMAN Healthy Vending
HUMAN (Helping Unite Mankind and Nutrition) Healthy Vending’s mission is to make healthy food more convenient than junk food. HUMAN accomplishes this by placing high-tech and eco-friendly vending machines that only vend better-for-you foods and drinks, including fresh produce and locally-sourced foods, in schools, hospitals, gyms and corporate locations across the world. In addition to providing healthful food options, HUMAN machines provide nutrition education via high-definition LCD screens that display streaming videos and other digital content. HUMAN currently has more than 1500 machines placed across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
HUMAN Healthy Vending has been ranked by Entrepreneur as one of its “Top 100 Brilliant Companies” and by Forbes as one of “America’s Most Promising Companies” (two years in a row).
HUMAN donates 10% of profits to charities that fight the causes of childhood obesity and malnutrition, with a predominate recipient of those funds being HUMAN’s non-profit arm, HUMAN Everywhere. HUMAN Everywhere’s mission is to leverage the power of social entrepreneurship to improve the nation’s collective health by increasing access to nutrition education and healthful foods while advocating for public policy that contributes to these goals.