October 03, 2011 // Franchising.com // SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – Fresh Healthy Vending, the company that has revolutionized the vending machine industry with all-natural, healthy options, announces that they have partnered with Healthy Child Healthy World. By partnering with this mission-driven organization, they are furthering their own commitment to helping America win the war on childhood obesity.
"We are really excited to be partnering with such a well-respected and motivated organization," explains Jolly Backer, the chief executive officer of San Diego-based Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). "We believe in and support their mission, and it fits right in line with ours, making it an ideal partnership."
Health Child Health World, based in Los Angeles, is the nation's leading resource on children's environmental health, having worked for several decades to help protect children from the harmful effects of environmental toxins by empowering parents and communities. The organization works to provide information and educate consumers on the issues that our children face, including childhood obesity, to promote a cleaner, safer and healthier world.
"In the past decade, there has been an unprecedented rise in childhood diseases, including diabetes, obesity, and ADHD, with a significant amount of evidence pointing to the artificial foods we, as a society, promote to children," said Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff, executive director of Healthy Child Healthy World. "We are so proud to work with Fresh Healthy Vending, an organization that is making it easy for children and families to have access to safer, healthier products and foods on-the-go."
According to the County of Los Angeles, 1 in 5 students in the 5th, 7th, and 9th grades are now considered obese. This is a rate that, on average, has nationally tripled since the 1970s. Further, children who are obese have a 70-80 percent higher chance of being obese as an adult. Nationally, around 17 percent of children ages 2-19 are obese (around 12.5 million), according to the CDC. This is a rate that has nearly tripled since 1980.
Many cities across the country, including Los Angeles, are recommending that healthy food and beverage options be offered in vending machines, a mission that Fresh Healthy Vending and Healthy Child Healthy World together are advocating. Every dual-climate-controlled Fresh Healthy Vending machine is stocked with all-natural, organic options, including fresh fruits and vegetables, organic milk, soymilk, 100-percent juices, tea, yogurt, baked chips, and more.
"Healthy Child Healthy World is a wonderful organization, so it is an honor to be partnering with them," added Backer. "We look forward to a strong, active partnership."
Fresh Healthy Vending machines have been placed in over 800 locations throughout 43 states in the country, as well as in Canada, with new franchises being added monthly. The machines are found on school campuses, in health and medical centers, shopping malls, and at a variety of other sites. Those who would like to learn more should visit www.freshvending.com.
Based in San Diego, Fresh Healthy Vending is a company that started in 2010 and is revolutionizing vending machines by filling them with healthy, natural food options. Dubbed the "future of vending," they are leading the way in healthy food vending. Their machines offer 100-percent juices, fresh vegetables, fruits, smoothies, and yogurts. The Fresh Healthy Vending machines are franchised and are being placed in schools, offices and other locations throughout the country. To learn more about Fresh Healthy Vending, visit the website at www.freshvending.com.
About Healthy Child Healthy WorldHealthy Child Healthy World began after five-year-old Colette Chuda died of a rare form of non-hereditary cancer linked to environmental factors; her parents, Jim and Nancy Chuda, turned their grief into action and formed Healthy Child Healthy World (formerly the Children's Health Environmental Coalition) in 1992.
Today, millions of America's children face a historically unprecedented rise in chronic disease and illness such as cancer, autism, asthma, birth defects, and learning disabilities. Credible scientific evidence increasingly points to contaminants in our environment and chemicals in everyday products as causing and contributing to many of these diseases. Playing a leadership role in one of the most important public health and environmental movements of the 21st century, Healthy Child Healthy World, a national, non-profit 501(c) 3 organization headquartered in Los Angeles, ignites the movement that empowers parents to protect children from harmful chemicals. www.healthychild.org