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YoNaturals Launches Healthy Vending Solution for Schools
YoNaturals immense success in the 2007/08 school year is leading to a major launch of it’s school program for the upcoming 2008 school year. YoNaturals looks to both middle and high schools to take part in its new healthy vending program.
YoNaturals healthy vending machines can store a wide range of all natural and organic items because each level can be set to a temperature fit specifically for its products. In fact, the machines offer over 150 brand name healthy products such as Clif Bars, Function Drinks, Fiji Water, Hansens Naturals, Kashi Granola Bars, Pirates Booty, Stacys Pita Chips, Tazo Iced Teas and more.
“The timing on our program couldn’t be better as schools are looking for healthier options in their vending machines as school nutrition guidelines go into effect in many States starting this Fall 2008” said Mark Trotter, CEO, YoNaturals Inc.
In the past 18 months alone, 42 state legislatures have enacted or proposed measures that require or recommend nutritional guidance for schools and setting limits on sugar, fat and caffeinated drinks. Why the nationwide drive to get junk foods out of schools? Because you can't pick up a newspaper or magazine without reading about childhood obesity with about 31% of children ages 6 to 19 are overweight or at risk of becoming so, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “It’
YoNaturals with healthy vending machines in hundreds of schools throughout the U.S. has proof that children will eat healthier items and that schools can still see significant revenue from their vending programs. The YoNaturals healthy vending program can be a source of income for schools and can help finance activities such as sports, clubs, field trips, and music and art programs.
"We need schools to stand on the side of students and parents who want healthy options in their vending machines and not on the side of junk-food companies who want to teach bad nutrition," says Trotter. Five years from now schools are going to look back and say “Can you believe we used to sell junk food to our students!”
YoNaturals is convinced that finally vending machines can be associated with a leading movement in consumer health and wellness.
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ABOUT YONATURALS: YoNaturals offers a “one stop” solution to healthier vending including machine distribution, leasing, installation, training and complete ecommerce website for ordering a complete line of natural and organic snacks and drinks.