Heidi Blanck, Ph.D., one of the study authors and the Chief of the Obesity Prevention and Control Branch in the CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity; believes that mandates placed by health officials and schools to offer more nutritious and healthier foods, such as those offered in Fresh Healthy Vending Machines, has helped attribute to the decline in childhood obesity.
Alexander Capio, Fresh Healthy Vending’s new Marketing Chief is all too familiar with the effects and dangers of childhood obesity. Always the “fat kid” as a child he eventually became a super morbidly obese adult at over 700 pounds. Capio, like most of us grew up in a time when junk food and sugar-laden soda’s were available in every corner of the school, local recreation center, and even Sunday Church. Capio was bullied and teased for being over-weight;
Eventually Capio was diagnosed with type II diabetes and high blood pressure. When he sought medical help to stop the grueling affects of his ill health an irate doctor told him to “invest your money in a coffin for you will not see the age of 25.” Feeling hopeless and the agony of choosing death or his usual bad eating habits, he would soon face a tougher choice. Having lost his Mother at a young age, Capio would soon get a visit from her in what he describes as a “life changing dream.” One night after devouring a typical chili cheese fries and greasy burgers, Capio started to feel weak to the point of passing out. Positioned outside of his house, from the window of his room he could see a petite woman’s silhouette. The house door opened and his Grandmother told him his Mother was waiting to see him in his room. Capio, feeling too ashamed by his size did not want to allow his Mother to see him. When he woke up he had tears in his eyes. He had enough and there would be no more failed fad diets or miracle pills. He would take the only true road to a healthy life style by eating healthy nutritious food and simple activities such as parking his vehicle as far from whatever the destination so he could to walk just a little more each day. Rigorously committed to a healthy life style, Capio became a local celebrity at his gym and his local park where he began by walking 15 minutes at a time, those 15 minutes became soon became 5 mile jogs.
A couple weeks back Capio believes fate hit his email box with an email from a friend suggesting he apply for an online marketing job. Bored with his current online marketing position, Capio, a veteran in the field, decided, with no expectations to send his resume. Within an hour Alexander Capio received a reply from Fresh Healthy Vending. After researching the company online and seeing the impact being made by such a simple business model he knew he could make some marketing waves if he worked there. It had been a long time since he had felt that same passion as when he dedicated himself to lead a healthy life style.
“I remember when I finally got an email saying I had the job at Fresh Healthy Vending. I knew then that just like Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Initiative or President Bill Clintons Alliance For A Healthier Generation, I could truly make a difference,”
Fresh Healthy Vending operates as a Franchise Business Model, partnering with qualified and dedicated Brand Ambassadors around North America seeking a healthy business opportunity with rewards. Fresh Healthy Vending leads the charge when it comes to changing the perception of vending machines. The franchise network operates 2,000 dedicated healthy vending machines across the nation. The company provides a turnkey franchise solution that incorporates high tech healthy vending machines, over 600 well recognized healthy snacks and drinks along with a location procurement department that secures profitable homes for its franchisees machines nationwide.
Fresh Healthy Vending’s lengthy assortment of snacks includes some of the biggest niche food makers in the industry: Odwalla, Zico Coconut Water, Kashi Granola Bars, Bolthouse Farms, Stonyfield Farms, Horizon Organic Milks, Clif Bars, and Honest Teas to name a few.
For more information on becoming a Fresh Healthy Vending franchisee in your area, please visit our website at www.freshvending.com
And if you’re interested in bringing a Fresh Healthy Vending Snack/Drink or Gourmet Coffee Café machine to your community, visit us at www.freshhealthyvending.org or phone (888) 902-7558 (tel:%28888%29%