As a Certified Health Coach and mother of two girls, I've always tried to be aware of what I was eating and feeding my kids. I'd often be out and about with the kids when hunger would strike and was disappointed with the options available. I'd try to have a snack handy but often I'd forget to replenish it and have nothing available. I longed for a quick and easy healthy snack while on the go for those moments when I was unprepared.
One day during a visit to my daughter's district high school, I noticed the options they were offering the students. It was once again the foods that I'd HAVE to resort to when I was out. Why couldn't the healthier packaged snacks I had at home be just as easily available as the packaged snacks I could easily get my hands on?
I spoke to the District Food Director and asked about a healthy vending machine as an option. He said I could put one in the cafeteria. Except I knew nothing about vending. I researched and read all about it and purchased a machine for the local high school. Then I thought I should put one in the middle school as well. The machine at the high school was so popular that I needed to put another machine in the building.
As time went on, I was asked by people if I'd put one in their office or fitness studio. Before I knew it, I had a healthy vending business.
It's not what I planned on
doing but I love making
healthier options more
available so that others
don't have the problem
finding healthier options
like I once did.
Watch to hear more about my story
Starts around minute 15
Contain all or most of the benefits below
No work for the location
Eliminate afternoon slump
Set a good example
Custom menu for each location
Many, many more!
Not only are the snacks and beverages awesome, the vending person likes to take suggestions for snacks to help personalize it to the tastes and preferences of the people accessing the vending machine, imagine that!
Thank you so much for the vending machine choices! It is incredibly difficult to get a ‘snack on the go’ when you have food allergies!
Thank you for providing vending options that support our wellness initiatives!”