PRLog - Jan. 14, 2013 - SAN DIEGO -- A recent door-to-door survey revealed Nashua residents consider weight management, fitness and nutrition a top health issue. There was also a large emphasis on access to healthy foods such as the food sold in vending machines along with better nutrition for children. Also, obesity was identified as the top health issue in Nashua during focus groups with medical providers and key leaders.
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Focus group participants stated that by decreasing obesity, we also decrease complications from obesity such as diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease. The focus groups stated the resources to address obesity are available in the community but are “fragmented.”
One key leader stated, “We’re not using them the right way” and “…greater coordination…
Although Nashua has met the Healthy People 2020 objective for obesity, about 33 percent of Nashua adults are overweight and 26 percent are obese. Obesity data for children in Nashua is lacking but approximately 16 percent of children in Hillsborough County are obese and 14 percent are overweight.
Fresh Healthy Vending, the pioneer and market leader in healthy vending recently appointed James and Leanne Tall, a socially responsible couple who identified the need to improve the dietary habits of their community. The couple is now well positioned via their new healthy vending franchise to service schools, athletic clubs, a science center, and gymnastics village with fresh healthy snacks through state of the art vending machines. These vending machines contain fresh fruit, yogurt, fruit drinks, granola bars, smoothies, fruit snacks, applesauce, soy pudding, cookies, noodles, and baked chips.
The companies new franchise owners know how hard it is to work, raise a family, eat healthy, and exercise. While Jim likes to play basketball and run, Leanne wants to become a physical therapist. She is passionate about her studies toward a degree. Dan Negroni, CEO of Fresh Healthy Vending says “We love appointing like-minded entrepreneurs like the Tall family who share our vision in changing the way America perceives vending by offering communities an assortment of tasty, well recognized, healthy snacks”.
“I love these machines!” says Leanne Tall. “The reason is that I have been in the position of having to say no to my kids when all the snacks in the vending machine were not healthy. It feels good to tell the kids yes,” she claims. Husband James states “We believe we can really help our community promote a healthier lifestyle by providing an alternative to traditional snacks that are currently available. Fresh Healthy Vending’s comprehensive franchise business model caters to every component required to set up a the healthy vending route we wanted.”
Fresh Healthy Vending, renowned for it’s ability to secure great locations for it’s franchisees has contracted the following locations for James and Leanne Tall. These locations include Nashua Athletic Club, Somerset Swim and Fitness, Bedford High School, Ross A. Lurgio Middle School, See Science Center, St Anthony’s School, Gymnastics Village, and Nashua School of Gymnastic. The locations include Nashua, Bedford, and Manchester. School kids, athletes, employees and customers will have healthy snacks to choose from at these locations.
Fresh Healthy Vending is the largest Healthy vending company in the world with a footprint that now reaches over 2000 locations. The company provides a turnkey model that includes state of the art Vending equipment, e-commerce product ordering with free national delivery and the industries most professional location procurement team. The company is based out of San Diego, California.
For franchise information please visit www.freshvending.com
If you would like healthy vending machines in your business or school please visit www.freshandhealthy.org.