Culver City, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/19/2014 -- HUMAN Healthy Vending is making it easy for schools to comply with the newest standards required by the USDA's "Smart Snacks In School" legislation, which went into effect on July 1st. These new standards mandate that schools meet nutrition standards for snacks and beverages sold in vending machines, a la carte, student stores and via fundraising from midnight the day before to 30 minutes after school, every school day. The rules require that snacks meet nutrient limits for calories, sugar, sodium and fats and include more whole grains, lean proteins, low-fat dairy and fruits and vegetables. Beverages will have to meet portion and calorie restrictions. Now, the nation's premier healthy vending franchise company is making it much simpler for schools to meet these standards with a wide range of interactive vending machines and competitive food solutions.
HUMAN, which stands stands for "Helping Unite Mankind And Nutrition" has quickly risen to the forefront of the healthy vending franchise market, having been recently ranked first and only in its industry according to Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 500.” HUMAN Healthy Vending, as seen at http://www.entrepreneur.com/franchises/humanhealthyvending/334215-0.html , offers snack and beverage planograms that ensure schools meet the nutritional standards required by "Smart Snacks In School" while also offering compliant nutritional information to students via its machines’ 23” LCD screens.
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.
HUMAN Healthy Vending believes healthy food should be more convenient than junk food, especially in the school setting. HUMAN machines are user-friendly and offer streaming nutrition information to help children understand the value of choosing nutritionally sound foods. The machines can be filled with a wide variety of nutritious snacks, including locally-sourced items and fresh produce.
HUMAN Healthy Vending offers support to schools that are looking to comply with the "Smart Snacks In School" rules via guidance, compliant planograms, healthy vending machines and other competitive foods solutions. More information on the "Smart Snacks In School" rules can be found at http://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/smart-snacks-school
For information on making your school compliant with Smart Snacks In School, please visit HUMAN’s resource site at http://www.smartsnacksinschool.com
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About HUMAN Healthy Vending
HUMAN (“Helping Unite Mankind And Nutrition”), http://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 snack 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, as seen at http://www.inc.com/profile/human-healthy-vending , 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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HUMAN Healthy Vending
4641 Leahy Street
Culver City, CA United States 90232