Category Archives: HEALTHY VENDING INDUSTRY

5 Things Chicago Parks Did Right with its Healthy Vending Initiative

Annabel Adams

Communications Director at HUMAN Healthy Vending
Annabel Adams is a Los Angeles-based writer and the blogger behind Feed Me, I'm Cranky where she tackles food and obesity politics. To fuel her barefoot running and powerlifting, Annabel loves to snack on anything vegan she can get her hands on. Annabel has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Fitness, Health, and Redbook magazines.

We at HUMAN have known that sales from healthy vending machines could far surpass sales from junk-food vending machines, but it’s great to see more tangible third-party proof. In 2010, the Chicago Park District, the largest municipal park system in the United States (580 parks and 260 field houses covering more than 8,100 acres), set specific rules for what could be sold in the

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HUMAN Franchise: HUMAN Website Updated and the Platform Is Here

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Biomedical Engineer who earned his degree from The Johns Hopkins University & Columbia University. Named one of Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 in 2013. Co-Founded America’s first Pure Play healthy vending company in 2003.

This week, HUMAN launched the new HealthyVending.com website! Below, we’ll provide an overview of the most notable change to the HUMAN Franchise: the HUMAN Platform. Check it out! The HUMAN Franchise Platform The new HealthyVending.com features an entire section dedicated to the HUMAN Platform. What is the HUMAN Platform, you ask? Great question! When we founded HUMAN in 2008, we had a vision of

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Smart Snacks In School Rules News Is Sweeping the Nation

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Biomedical Engineer who earned his degree from The Johns Hopkins University & Columbia University. Named one of Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 in 2013. Co-Founded America’s first Pure Play healthy vending company in 2003.

The countdown has begun: 71 days remain. As schools race to comply with the USDA’s Smart Snacks In School rules with only 71 days before the July 1st deadline, the media is taking notice. What Are the Smart Snacks In School Rules? The Smart Snacks In School rules require all schools that accept assistance from the National School Lunch Program revamp their offerings in

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Expo West 2014: Interviews and Trends from the Trenches

Annabel Adams

Communications Director at HUMAN Healthy Vending
Annabel Adams is a Los Angeles-based writer and the blogger behind Feed Me, I'm Cranky where she tackles food and obesity politics. To fuel her barefoot running and powerlifting, Annabel loves to snack on anything vegan she can get her hands on. Annabel has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Fitness, Health, and Redbook magazines.

This past week, the HUMAN team attended the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA—the motherland of the $99B natural products industry. The Expo drew together over 60,000 attendees and over 2,500 exhibitors across natural and specialty foods, organics, supplements, health and beauty, natural living and pet products. Several members of the HUMAN team were in attendance to speak with the leadership behind our

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Top 10 Reasons to Choose HUMAN as your Healthy Vending Franchise

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Biomedical Engineer who earned his degree from The Johns Hopkins University & Columbia University. Named one of Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 in 2013. Co-Founded America’s first Pure Play healthy vending company in 2003.

Entrepreneur Magazine recently ranked HUMAN as the #1 Fastest-Growing Vending Franchise and we know that it’s the following ten differentiating factors that have made us a top choice for those looking at healthy vending franchises. 1.  HUMAN Can Cost Less Consider that our “Versatile” machine costs $5,500.00, while our competitors sell a very similar machine for close to $8,000.00. And, as you grow and

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Top 5 Food and Beverage Trends in 2014

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Biomedical Engineer who earned his degree from The Johns Hopkins University & Columbia University. Named one of Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 in 2013. Co-Founded America’s first Pure Play healthy vending company in 2003.

HUMAN’s leadership is consistently thinking outside the box, finding new technologies and opportunities to affect its mission to make healthy food more convenient than junk food, and disrupting the vending industry. So, where does HUMAN ‘s leadership rank on Food Navigator’s list of Top 10 Food and Beverage Entrepreneurs? Click below to find out!   When you see what the Top 10 Entrepreneurs in

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2013′s Impact on the Vending Industry: Will 2014 Be the “Year of Healthy Vending”?

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Biomedical Engineer who earned his degree from The Johns Hopkins University & Columbia University. Named one of Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 in 2013. Co-Founded America’s first Pure Play healthy vending company in 2003.

Over the course of 2013, there were some major developments in the vending industry that will change the way vending operators service their customers for the foreseeable future. Below, we review the top shifts that took place over 2013 and reveal how these events will require a shift toward healthy vending in the upcoming year. “Smart Snacks In School” was Finalized What is this?

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Healthy Micro-Markets Launch at Top Places to Work

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Biomedical Engineer who earned his degree from The Johns Hopkins University & Columbia University. Named one of Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 in 2013. Co-Founded America’s first Pure Play healthy vending company in 2003.

Chances are, you’ve worked in an office before or currently work in one. Chances also are that when it’s time for your lunch break, you have to scour the kitchen for leftover donuts from the morning meeting, or buy fast-food from across the street since you forgot to make your lunch again (or, let’s face it, didn’t have the time). Fortunately, there’s a new

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HUMAN Healthy Markets Poised for Growth in 2014

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Biomedical Engineer who earned his degree from The Johns Hopkins University & Columbia University. Named one of Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 in 2013. Co-Founded America’s first Pure Play healthy vending company in 2003.

  In 2013, HUMAN Healthy Vending has worked with countless corporations across the nation to provide healthy vending machines and micro-markets. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGTGnd5i_a8 Click this video to learn more about HUMAN’s healthy markets. Dan Schwabel’s recent article on Forbes.com provides several reasons why 2014 promises to be an even better year for our industry. Here are the two most important factors that will affect healthy

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USDA’s Smart Snacks in School Rule

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Biomedical Engineer who earned his degree from The Johns Hopkins University & Columbia University. Named one of Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 in 2013. Co-Founded America’s first Pure Play healthy vending company in 2003.

On June 27th, the USDA announced its finalized “Smart Snacks in School” guidelines, which affect the 100,000+ elementary, middle and high schools that accept assistance from the National School Lunch Program. The Smart Snacks in School rules affect “competitive foods,” which are so called because they compete with the lunch program. Competitive foods are snacks sold in vending machines, a la carte lunch lines

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