18 Aug #BackToSchool Healthy Vending: Why All Schools Should Get On Board
There have been many debates as to whether or not schools should provide their students with vending machines. In the past, some parents and nutritionists didn’t believe vending machines offered the right snack options. From chocolate bars to artificially flavored junk food, many children and teens were indulging in unhealthy snacks. However, as of July 1st, 2014, schools were obligated to set new standards. With obesity on the rise, the U.S. Department of Agriculture took action and enacted the “Smart Snacks in School” program. This health-conscious agenda prevents vending machines from providing school-aged kids and teens with unhealthy snacks. This allows schools to better regulate what it is students are consuming each day. Overall, these revised standards ensure a healthier lifestyle and remove all negative stigma there ever was about vending solutions in schools. The benefits of having vending machines in schools are many.
What Are the Health Benefits of Nutritious Snacking?
While snacking on junk food can be detrimental to one’s health, healthy snacking is beneficial. Below are just some of the reasons healthy snacking will improve your overall health and quality of life:
- Restore energy levels after exercise
- Sustain energy levels
- Increase energy
- Improve mood
- Increase nutrient intake
- Curb cravings
Is Your School District On Board?
The “Smart Snacks in School” program has changed the standard. Portion size and science-based nutrition standards are now regulated and all junk foods have been removed from school vending machines. At Camelback Vending Services, we understand the importance of healthy snacking. Nutritious snacks help kids achieve a steady, healthy weight. Healthy snacking will not only the overall health of students, it will significantly enhance their learning ability and performance. If you haven’t considered it before, now is the time. Reach out to Camelback Vending Services and together we will discuss the options and work to find a healthy vending solution for your students. Join us this #BackToSchool season by investing in a healthy vending machine. Let’s enhance the wellbeing of our schoolchildren.