Listen to Wicked Healthy Vending’s CEO Tina Paine’s radio interview where she discusses healthy vending, community involvement and her passion for business.
Wicked Healthy VendingSM is pleased to partner with Lowell Transitional Living Center to provide healthy vending to the community. At Wicked Healthy VendingSM we love Lowell Transitional Housing’s mission:
“The Lowell Transitional Living Center provides the most vulnerable adults in our in our community with food, shelter, stability and dignity. We provide programs and services that meet immediate needs for emergency shelter and food, along with case management and other help that enable those we serve to make the transition from a shelter bed to a permanent place to call home.”
The reason why I am asking is because by being in this business I have discovered that definition of healthy means different things to different people. Some look at calories only, other’s with possibly diabetes look for no or low sugar options, weight lifters seek out protein, runners seek out healthy grains, some seek out GMO, gluten free, 100% fruit, no soda, diet soda, water, vitamin water, natural ingredients in a drink even though there is lots of sugar, no sugar in a drink, even though there is artificial sweeteners. We have clients that want that snickers bar once and a while. So what does a healthy vendor do? Well we do our best to incorporate a variety of healthy snacks seeking to obtain low sugar, higher protein and fiber and no trans fat in a product. Understanding clients have specific health goals we include other healthy snacks.
Let us know what healthy means to you!
It’s September and College students are back at it. Vending Times article shows that college student’s embrace healthy vending. Wicked Healthy Vending℠ is here to provide Massachusetts colleges with healthy vending. Details here:
Join Wicked Healthy Vending℠ at the Health and Wellness Show on September 17, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Double Tree Hotel in Danvers, MA. Details here.
We are pleased to announce that Lynn YMCA Youth Center members: Ararat Gebreysus, Kathleen Morales, and Arsema Gebreysus were chosen as winners of the Healthy Lifestyle Essay contest. Wicked Healthy Vending℠ is providing each winner with $100 scholarship to be used towards their tuition for their Summer Youth Center program. See press release.
Although there were three winners chosen, all 13 children received an array of healthy snacks, including, Brothers all natural fruit, Stretch Island organic fruit strips, Nutrigrain bars, Welch’s fruit snacks, Annies’ certified organic snacks, smart pop and baked chips.
It was my honor meeting these enthusiastic and polite children. The Lynn YMCA is doing a great job!
More and more companies across the U.S. are turning to the office vending machine to fulfill state requirements for healthy business certifications.
Along with other holistic approaches to employee well being such as fitness trackers and meditation and mindfulness training via mobile apps, companies are putting their employees well being at the forefront of their concerns.
These days more and more small companies are looking for new ways to encourage healthy living and offer compelling perks to employees without spending a lot of money and time putting together a plan.
The Wall Street Journal has a handy guide that lays out the basic steps you can follow to set up a Wellness Program at your company:
A healthier workforce can provide your business:
- Decreased Health Care Costs
- Better Workplace Morale
- Reduced Absenteeism
- Reduced Overall Costs
- Increased Productivity
- Reduced Sick Leave
- Better Company Loyalty