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Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. Secures 71 Locations

Implements School Wellness Education Program in Month of January 2014

With 23 of the locations secured being schools, the company has successfully conducted multiple video conferences with teachers, staff and students to educate them on the Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 - Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc.(OTC Markets: VEND), North America's leading healthy vending franchisor, finishes out its first month of 2014 by securing 71 new healthy vending locations throughout the nation. Fresh Healthy Vending’s team of 20 in-house location procurement specialists secure prime vending location contracts for the company’s network of franchisees.

Particularly relevant as new laws from the USDA affecting school snacking go into effect this year, schools and youth facilities top the list of locations secured in January. In an effort to educate and inform students on the importance of healthy snacks, which will soon be on their campuses, Fresh Healthy Vending’s Wellness Education Program has been implemented this past month through videoconferences by the company’s chief wellness advocate with teachers, parents and students at the various respective school locations.

"We work closely with the schools to ensure we are reaching the greatest number of students with our wellness education assemblies," said Jillian Ahlers, chief wellness advocate for Fresh Healthy Vending. "One example is the wonderful team at Marian High School, in South Bend, Indiana who worked with me to engage with more than 80 students at one time. Our objective was to brief them on the new regulations for Smart Snacks in School, introduce some of our healthy snacks and beverages, and share the long term and short term importance of choosing these healthy options for their bodies."

Going into effect this year, as part of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, the USDA's Smart Snacks in School Standardrequires schools to sell food items that meet prescribed targets for calories, sodium, fat and sugar. Fresh Healthy Vending offers an extensive list of snacks that meet these requirements and is able to create customized menus for each location.

"In our videoconferencing presentations we show students and teachers the machines that will soon be on their campuses and we generally finish with a 15-minute Q&A that gives students opportunities to delve into specifics," said Ahlers. "Their enthusiasm and inquisitive nature reassure our mission to provide healthier options for students across the country; we look forward to a very significant expansion of our education platform this year."

In the first month of the year, Fresh Healthy Vending secured locations across the U.S. in places such as: St. Thomas More Catholic School in Chapel Hill, N.C.; YMCA of Dane County East in Madison, Mich.; Solon Middle School in Solon, Iowa; San Diego Dance Academy in San Diego; Apple Store in West Edmonton, Canada; ASU Preparatory Academy in Phoenix, Ariz.; Quaker Valley Middle School and High School in Leetsdale, Pa.; Franciscan School in Raleigh, N.C.; Tri-County Gymnastics in Youngsville, N.C.; Oak Cliff Family YMCA in Dallas, Texas; IS29 High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. and many more.

"With the responses and requests for more videoconferences to take place in the coming weeks, we’re looking forward to bringing our passion and knowledge of health and wellness to schools nationwide," added Alex Kennedy, chief executive officer of the company.

Fresh Healthy Vending offers financial grants to qualified locations around the country that are prepared to provide healthy vending options to their customers. To encourage communities to offer nourishing snacks, the company created to motivate managers at eligible locations to sign up for FREE Healthy Vending Machines. Fresh Healthy Vending also offers additional monthly financial incentives to keep the healthy machines in the locations it secures.

For more information on Fresh Healthy Vending, the Franchise Program, or to receive a free healthy vending machine in your school or business, visit or call toll free 888-902-7558.

About Fresh Healthy Vending

Fresh Healthy Vending, based in San Diego, California, is North America’s leading healthy vending franchisor. Fresh Healthy Vending pioneered the concept of vending machines stocked with tried-and-tested fresh, healthy snack options and capitalizes on a growing market of health conscious consumers. The company has appointed more than 205 franchisees throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas and is looking to partner with like-minded entrepreneurs who share its vision.

The company offers three different machines: The Healthy Vending Combo snack and drink machine, Healthy Vending Café that brews gourmet hot beverages in less than 40 seconds and the brand new Healthy Vending Touch-the only 46" 3D interactive touch screen vending machine.

The company has more than 2,300 machines installed in schools, universities, hospitals, community centers, military bases, airports, fitness facilities, YMCAs, libraries and many other types of locations.

Fresh Healthy Vending believes that it is currently the only vending company providing a comprehensive integrated business model that:

  1. Has an integrative focus on securing qualified locations for vending machine placement on behalf of franchisees
  2. Has an in-house products department which creates specialized menus specific to each location
  3. Has a corporate owned machine division that serves as a "test-kitchen" to provide an independent revenue stream
  4. Provides franchisees with best practices obtained and enhanced by experience of directly operating machines and managing routes
  5. Delivers a one of a kind franchise coaching program to assist franchisees with developing their healthy vending business using the company’s Steps to Success Program

Fresh Healthy Vending’s stock is traded through the OTC Markets, Symbol: VEND.

For more information on Fresh Healthy Vending, the Franchise Program, or to receive a free healthy vending machine in your school or business, visit or call toll free 888-902-7558.

Cautionary note on forward-looking statements

Except for historical information contained in this release, statements in this release may constitute forward-looking statements regarding assumptions, projections, expectations, targets, intentions or beliefs about future events that are based on management's belief, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management. While the Company believes that expectations are based upon reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurances that goals, results and strategy will be realized. Numerous factors, including risks and uncertainties, may affect actual results and may cause results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements made by the Company or on its behalf. In addition to statements, which explicitly describe risks and uncertainties, readers are urged to consider statements labeled with such terms as "believes," "belief," "expects," "intends," "feels, "anticipates," or "plans" to be uncertain and forward-looking. More detailed information on these and additional factors that could affect Fresh Healthy Vending's actual results are described in Fresh Healthy Vending's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013 and those referenced in its Form 10-Q filed for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2013. All forward-looking statements in this news release speak only as of the date of this news release and are based on Fresh Healthy Vending's current beliefs and expectations. Fresh Healthy Vending undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.


Christine Takara
Fresh Healthy Vending



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