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New Business Venture Brings Healthy Snack Options to Area Schools

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Snacks from vending machines aren”t usually associated with the words healthy or fresh, but one local franchise company is hoping to change that.# Fresh Healthy Vending has over 800 machines throughout the country.# Donna and Byron Marshall purchased the healthy vending franchise out of Athens.

The healthy snack and drink option is the talk of Cornerstone Christian Academy.# Up and running for two months, the vending machine is a staple in the cafeteria and Donna Marshall admits she makes frequent trips to the school to restock the machine.

“Every time I walk into that school the kids go crazy,”# Marshall said.# “They get real excited and say “there”s the snack lady”.”#

Using many of the healthy snacks Marshall and her husband already give their own children, the vending machines are stocked with such items as soymilk, yogurt, fresh fruits and vegetables and a variety of other nutritious options.

Colin Creel, headmaster of Cornerstone Christian Academy, says these new# snacks options have also been welcomed by parents.

“With childhood obesity increasing and food allergies becoming more common it”s really important for us to think of healthy alternatives for our children,”# Creel said. “We wanted to have a healthy snack option to teach them about nutrition and hopefully that will continue as they go forth.”#

Fresh Healthy Vending machines make a good fit for such places as middle schools, high schools, office buildings, hospitals, college campuses, health clubs, shopping malls and a variety of other public venues.

Find Fresh Healthy Vending Machines in these locations:

#######YMCA – Athens, GA

#######YWCO – Athens, GA

#######Classic City High School – Athens, GA

#######The Reserve Apartments – Athens, GA

#######DanceFX – Athens, GA

#######Westminster Christian Academy – Watkinsville, GA

#######Cornerstone Christian Academy – Norcross, GA

#######Four Seasons Racquet Club – Snellville, GA

#######Lawrenceville School of Ballet – Lawrenceville, GA

#######Susan Chambers School of Theatre Dance – Sugar Hill, GA

To learn more about having a Fresh Healthy Vending machine placed in your facility for additional information visit www.freshvending.com