Mavis Craig, resident of Tampa, Fla., has partnered with HUMAN – the nation’s leading franchisor of healthy snack distribution platforms – to ensure that the greater Tampa community has convenient access to healthful foods and beverages.
Online PR News – 03-December-2013 –Mavis Craig, resident of Tampa, Fla., has partnered with HUMAN – the nation’s leading franchisor of healthy snack distribution platforms – to ensure that the greater Tampa community has convenient access to healthful foods and beverages.
After 20 years working in the banking industry, Craig wanted a change in her career that would align with her desire to create healthy lifestyles for kids and curb the childhood obesity trend. Prompted by the lack of convenient healthful snack options available on-the-go for her two school-aged children, Craig saw the opportunity and necessity to bring more nutritious options to her community, so she became a HUMAN franchisee.
HUMAN is an award-winning franchisor of eco-friendly and high-tech healthy vending machine businesses and healthy micro-market solutions. HUMAN’s healthy vending machines vend better-for-you foods and beverages, including fresh fruit, hummus and minimally-processed snack bars.
“It is time to reverse the obesity trend, and I'd like to do my part in making a positive impact in my community by educating and exposing kids to healthy snack products.”
"It is time to reverse the obesity trend, and I'd like to do my part in making a positive impact in my community by educating and exposing kids to healthy snack products,” says Craig. “With the new USDA guidelines, which schools need to meet by the middle of next year, it is the perfect time to turn things around and change from junk to healthy vending."
Craig’s healthy vending machines in schools will provide wholesome snacks that are a better alternative to the foods and drinks typically found in school vending machines and will help Tampa area schools comply with the USDA’s recent proposal, called “Smart Snacks In School,” to improve the nutritional quality of snack foods and beverages sold in school vending machines, a la carte lunch lines and in student stores (a.k.a. “competitive foods”). Craig is positioned to provide schools with a product mix that meets the guidelines so that schools may painlessly make the transition.
At a time when the nation is experiencing a healthcare crisis and rising rates of chronic, and largely preventable, diseases, Craig is proud to be a part of the solution.
Interviews, Photo & Video Opportunities
Craig is available for phone and video interviews. Photos, as well as video footage, of HUMAN’s healthy vending machines and micro-markets are immediately available upon request.
Those interested in owning their own HUMAN franchise, or in having a HUMAN Healthy Vending machine or HUMAN Healthy Market at their location, may call 310.845.7745 or visit www.healthyvending.com.
HUMAN (“Helping Unite Mankind And Nutrition”) is America’s fastest-growing healthy foods distribution platform. Via healthy vending machines, healthy micro-markets, and other innovative automated retail technologies, HUMAN delivers on its vision to make healthy food more convenient than junk food. The HUMAN Healthy platform can be found in over 2,000 schools, offices, hospitals, health clubs, YMCAs, and other locations in over 40 U.S. states, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The “better-for-you” platform delivers a wide variety of healthy snacks, fresh produce, coffees, and locally-sourced foods. In addition to providing healthful food options, HUMAN healthy storefronts provide nutrition education via high-definition LCD screens that display streaming videos and other digital content.
HUMAN has been ranked by Inc. Magazine as the #168th Fastest Growing Private Company in America, by Entrepreneur as one of its “Top 100 Brilliant Companies” and by Forbes as one of “America’s Most Promising Companies” (two years in a row).
HUMAN donates 10% of profits to charities that fight the causes of childhood obesity and malnutrition, with a predominate recipient of those funds being HUMAN’s non-profit arm, HUMAN Everywhere.