Fort Hood: Healthy Snack Vending Machine Makes Its Way On Post

By: Brittany Semadeni Email
By: Brittany Semadeni Email

FORT HOOD (March 11, 2013)--A healthy snack vending machine has been installed at the main Post Exchange on Clear Creek Road.

Central Texas College Enactus has partnered with HUMAN Healthy Vending representative Jonathan Dukes to provide the public with healthier alternatives to high-fat and high-sugar foods.

The HUMAN company, Helping Unite Mankind and Nutrition, also plans to install these vending machines at Darnall Army Medical Center, III Corps Headquarters, Copeland Soldier Services Center and the KISD Career Center.

A contract between the company and Fort Hood is for three years and allows for 10 of the vending machines to operate on post through 2016.

According to Healthy Vending, LED lighting, triple-paned glass and advanced insulation means that the energy being used to operate the machines is cut by up to 50 percent.

Other machine features include an LCD screen that displays nutritional information, acceptance of credit and debit cards, and 10 percent of all proceeds from the machines are donated to charities that work to end malnutrition and hunger.

A ribbon-cutting to welcome the new machine is slated for 11:30 a.m. at the PX.

The public is invited to attend.

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