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Houston Entrepreneurs Launch Healthy Vending Business
Date:7/18/2013

Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 18, 2013

Obesity, especially in children, is taking a huge toll on the United States, both physically and economically. Teaching adults and children the importance of healthy eating is critical. Rather than leaving the solution to the government or business sectors, Corban Bates and Shelley Levine, managing partners of Houston Healthy Vending, LLC (http://healthyvendinghouston.com/) chose to be part of the solution by working to find and solve the problem. “By showing our community that there is a healthier option for snacking, hopefully, we will change the way our community views healthy snacks and persuade them to embrace a healthier lifestyle. One location at a time.”

Looking around, Levine and Bates noticed that it wasn’t just children who had limited options. Despite the fact that America suffers from an obesity epidemic which threatens lives and costs billions of dollars each year, very few vending companies were willing to offer healthy choices in their machines.

Obesity-related illness treatments cost an estimated $190.2 billion annually or 21% of annual medical spending in the United States. If people continue on this path, obesity-related costs will rise to nearly $550 billion by 2030, according to a report in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Businesses also suffer, facing approximately $4.3 billion in losses due to obesity-related absenteeism.
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Corban Bates, first became passionate about nutrition while he was in the army. “I watched my Soldiers fill their bodies with tons of junk food. In an effort to find ways to
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