Eduardo Sol is the franchisee behind the HUMAN Healthy Vending franchise serving the Indianapolis area. “As a father, I want to set an example for my daughter and prove that healthy living can be a way of life as well as a way of business,” said Sol. “I’m proud to be working with Avon High School and look forward to working with additional schools in the area to comply with ‘Smart Snacks in School.’”
Hume Fogg, a magnet high school based in Nashville, Tenn., is also getting ahead of the curve and integrating compliant snacks and beverages into its planogram now, rather than waiting until next year. As the #1 ranked high school in Tennessee, according to US News and World Report’s “Best High Schools” list, Hume Fogg prides itself on providing a top-notch education as well as a healthful environment for its students.
“At Hume-Fogg, we care not only about the academic wellbeing of our students, but about their physical and mental health as well,” said Dr. Kellie Hargis, principal. “Bringing in healthy vending is just one way to ensure that our students have access to healthy, responsible snacks.”
Suzanne McMillan, one of HUMAN Healthy Vending’s Nashville-based franchisees who owns the machines at Hume-Fogg, thinks it is important to introduce the school’s student body to the snacks that will make the cut next year. “As a mom to five children, I know that children can be picky eaters. I also know that palettes can change if you give them time. So, I think it’s important for schools to start introducing their students to Smart-Snacks-In-School-compliant snacks now so that, come next year, everyone is on board.”
When asked what the response has been to the healthy vending program, Dr. Hargi
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