July 8, 2014 · Food & Beverage
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HUMAN Healthy Vending Supports “Smart Snacks In School”
The United States Department of Agriculture has launched its new “Smart Snacks In School” competitive food rules, and HUMAN Healthy Vending is supporting this program by offering schools healthy vending machines with a wide variety of healthy snacks and beverages that comply with the standards.
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(prREACH) The United States Department of Agriculture has launched its new “Smart Snacks In School” competitive food rules, and HUMAN Healthy Vending is supporting this program by offering schools healthy vending machines with a wide variety of healthy snacks and beverages that comply with the standards.
HUMAN Healthy Vending, located online at http://www.healthyvending.com/, is one of the nation’s first healthy vending franchise companies. As a socially-responsible vending franchise, HUMAN Healthy Vending, as seen at http://www.entrepreneur.com/franchises/humanhealthyvending/334215-0.html, offers snack options that comply with the newly-launched federal initiative “Smart Snacks in School.”
The USDA’s “Smart Snacks In School” rules came into effect as a result of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 and affect any school that participates in the National School Lunch Program. The Interim Final Rule, which went into effect on July 1st, 2014, require that snacks include more whole grains, low-fat dairy, protein, fruits and vegetables, and that limits are set on calories, fats, sugar and sodium.
HUMAN Healthy Vending, as seen at https://www.facebook.com/HealthyVending?sk=wall, is helping to support the implementation of the “Smart Snacks In School” standards by offering a wide range of healthy and student-tested options in its vending machines. Schools that adhere to the Smart Snacks In School rules ensures that snacks and beverages sold in their vending machines, student stores, a la carte and via fundraising meet the same level of standards as their school lunches. This means that the school environment sends a consistent message to students that nutrition is important.
In addition to providing compliant snacks and beverages to schools via healthy vending machines, HUMAN also works with each school location to ensure its other competitive food options meet the Smart Snacks In School rules.
HUMAN Healthy Vending is pleased to be able to support the USDA’s Smart Snacks In School rules and encourage children in schools everywhere to choose better snack options. For more information on the “Smart Snacks In School” rules, see http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=2013/06/0134.xml.
For a step-by-step guide on making schools compliant with Smart Snacks In School, please visit HUMAN’s resource site at http://www.smartsnacksinschool.com. For information on becoming a HUMAN Healthy Vending franchisee, please visit: http://info.healthyvending.com/get-the-healthy-vending-handbook-pr.html
About HUMAN Healthy Vending
HUMAN (“Helping Unite Mankind And Nutrition”), www.healthyvending.com, is America’s leading distributor of convenient healthy foods whose mission is to create “Easy Nutrition Everywhere.” Via healthy vending machines, healthy micro-markets, direct delivery services, and other innovative automated retail technologies, HUMAN delivers on its vision to make healthy food more convenient than junk food. HUMAN can be found in over 2,000 schools, offices, hospitals, health clubs, YMCAs, and other locations in over 40 U.S. states, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The “better-for-you” platform delivers a wide variety of healthy snacks, fresh produce, coffees, and locally-sourced foods. In addition to providing healthful food options, HUMAN healthy storefronts provide nutrition education via high-definition LCD screens that display streaming videos and other digital content.
HUMAN has been ranked by Inc. Magazine as the #168th Fastest Growing Private Company in America, by Entrepreneur Magazine as the #1 Vending Franchise in the 2014 Franchise 500, 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.
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