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The Crush It Report: Volume 22

In this week’s Crush It Report, we’d like to encourage you to watch a very interesting video.  Even you hard-core nutrition experts will find valuable nuggets of knowledge within! In this video you will discover… i) The top 4 ways to reverse obesity. (They are SUPER simple) ii) The emergence of ______________ about 30 years ago is the biggest cause of obesity today. iii)
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Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Coming To LA!

The Food Revolution In an interview with SlashFood, Jaime Oliver talks about bringing his Food Revolution to Los Angeles….whether they want him or not. He has already been denied access by L.A. School Officials, but is determined to make Los Angeles his next destination for his hit TV show.  When asked about the rebuttal by school officials Oliver replied, “If I really want to
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Nutritional Information On Vending Machines

A new law signed into effect back in March will require all vending machines to display nutritional information about each product so consumers can make more informed decisions. Sounds reasonable, right? Don’t you want to know what’s in the food you’re buying BEFORE you buy it? However, some vendors think this law is unreasonable.
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Help Pass the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act!

Now is your chance to make a difference for America’s children! Write a letter, call, email, instant message, tweet, or poke your local congressman. Instead of taking a stand for the health of young students, our politicians are dragging their feet.  The US House of Representatives has decided to delay the vote on the Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill.  Now it is more important than
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A Trip to the Vending Machine = Walking the Plank?

“Bill rubbed his eyes from the glow of his monitor.  It was 3:00 p.m. on a Monday and he was TIRED.  Slammed with meetings, reports, and an endless barrage of emails, Bill had barely had time for lunch (a quick trip through the McDonald’s Drive-Thru).  He stood up, stretched, and stepped into the hallway to walk down to the vending machines for some much-needed
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The Dark Truth About the Lack of Healthy Food in Schools

Last night I watched Food, Inc.  Ever seen it? It will BLOW YOUR MIND.  It raises serious concerns about the environmental and health impacts of the fast food industry.  It will inspire you to figure out how to get healthy food into schools. Most people, especially in cities, have no clue about where their food is actually coming from.  Do you ever stop and
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Is Your School Up to the Challenge?

I walked by an elementary school the other day and I did a double take. I could have sworn that instead of a playground full of children I was looking at a casting call for a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory remake. You know what I’m talking about—Oompa Loompas. Round, orange skin and white hair. Ok, maybe the orange skin and white hair are
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H.U.M.A.N.: Creating Healthy Vending Success Part II

Why We Succeed at Schools While Traditional vending Companies Fail Part II Products that are Actually Healthy AND Taste Good When a healthy vending program fails to reach optimal success, it almost always has to do something with the products. The products must taste good and they cannot taste that much different than what students are used to. You can’t just change students’ taste
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H.U.M.A.N.: Creating Healthy Vending Success

Why We Succeed at Schools While Traditional Vending Companies Fail Education, Marketing & Promotion at School In the world of traditional vending, an operator will conduct next to no on-location marketing & promotions. They place the machine, fill it, and once in a while change out products that aren’t selling. That’s it. This is a flawed model regardless of the type of business one
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Nutrition Matters: Schools Revamp Vending Machine Programs

In most instances, people choose the  easiest, cheapest, and closest things to eat. People are obsessed with fast options that give them a “quick fix.” What happened to that good ol’ home cooking? It seems to be a lost art. The problem with these “quick fix” food/drink options is that they are usually unhealthy. An even bigger problem is that a large percentage of
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