Monday, February 27, 2012

Healthy Vending Machine Movement

There has been a strong focus on the school lunch program recently and a lot of positive changes have been taking place.  With school children eating up to 50% of their daily food at school, it has come to the publics attention that there are other food outlets that have been overlooked: Vending Machines.  The Obama Administration is working on setting nutritional standards for food items children can purchase outside of the cafeteria. 

With these new restrictions about to take place, South Carolina is already ahead of the game thanks to David Carroll.  David, owner, East Coast Organics, is working on placing his vending machines into local schools.  These vending machines only offer healthy and nutricious snacks and David is focusing his purchasing on local South Carolina produce and products. 

There is great promise in seeing healthier options in school vending machines and it is very exciting to see a jump start in South Carolina!

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