Responding to the 8th Edition of Dietary Guidelines for Americans

In response to the recent release of the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, we healthy beverage vending machines in Atlantaat Eagle Vending would like to reiterate a statement made by the American Beverage Association:
“We appreciate the extensive work in developing the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans. We fully support the goal to help Americans achieve and maintain a healthy weight. America’s beverage companies are doing their part to help people manage their calorie and sugar intake by providing a wide range of beverage choices, a variety of package sizes and clear, easy-to-read calorie information – on package and at point of purchase – to help them make the choice that’s right for them. With [their] Balance Calories Initiative, we are working toward a common goal of reducing beverage calories in the American diet. This is a meaningful initiative that will have significant real world impact in helping people reduce their consumption of calories and sugar from beverages.”
At Eagle Vending we are proud to work with big beverage companies who are taking great strides to reduce obesity and promote the overall health and well being of consumers. Here are a few things that have made us proud to be in alignment with the American Beverage Association and make us feel more confident in the beverages we supply:
• America’s leading beverage companies voluntarily reduced calories from beverages sold in schools by 90 percent through the national School Beverage Guidelines.
• In support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign, America’s beverage companies announced the Clear on Calories initiative, voluntarily placing clear calorie labels on the front of every bottle, can and pack they produce.
• When it comes to energy drinks, leading energy drink makers voluntarily place advisory statements on energy drink packaging stating that energy drinks are not recommended for children. They also have voluntarily pledged not to market these products to children or sell them in K-12 schools.

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As we continue to learn more about healthy diets and well balanced lives we are also proud to offer a wide variety of healthy beverages in Atlanta (not just for schools but for offices as well) including: flavored water, sparkling water, fresh fruit smoothies, vitamin enhanced water, still water, kombucha, aloe vera, etc.
In addition to healthy beverages we’ve also significantly increased the amount of healthy alternative snacks that we offer as well as drastically improved upon the quality of taste in our well rounded menu including: baked chips, granola bars, refrigerated bars, and snacks that are gluten free, organic, local, etc.
If you are looking to improve your current snack and beverage program in Atlanta to include a larger variety of healthy beverages and snacks look no further than Eagle Vending. Call us today at (770) 426-1969 and one of our team members will help create a menu that best fits your needs. Don’t forget to ask about our healthy school programs in Atlanta or including us in your organization’s next wellness fair.

You Are What you Eat in Atlanta

Are you emotionally engaged…with your food in Atlanta? Recent research by the healthy snack vending machines in AtlantaCenter for Food Integrity and the Harvard Business Review suggest you are.
In the December 15, 2015 issue of Food Business News, Keith Nunes writes an editorial that draws on the research of both of the above organizations. In his article titled, “The Role of ‘Emotional Engagement’ in Food Marketing” Nunes shares that consumers:
1. Want to be able to engage with a brand (think website Q/A, Twitter and Instagram)
2. Are seeking products that make them feel good about themselves and their decisions
3. Connect emotionally with brands when they resonate with their deepest emotional drives, including the desire to feel secure, to stand out from the crowd or be the person they want to be
4. View what they eat as more than substance
How Does This Affect Your Vending and/or Food and Beverage Program in Atlanta?

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As more research becomes available on emotional engagement with food and as consumers continue to become more educated on how the food they eat is produced and where it is grown expect to see your favorite snacks with new labels and in some cases new recipes (think no artificial flavors or colors, gluten free, organic, etc.)
And if it is true that snacks and more beverages are now a way to define ourselves; ask yourself not only what does your personal snacking say about you and your priorities, but what does the food you offer your employees say about your company and your company’s priorities.
In other words, if you are what you eat, what do you want to be? Do you want your Atlanta company to prioritize cost, health, choice? Do you want to be known for quality, for offering the best, for being the best, for being on top of trends?
If yes to any of the above and you aren’t an Eagle Vending customer we invite you to call us today at 770-426-1969 to speak to one of our team members about creating a snack and beverage program in Atlanta that defines you the way you want to be defined.
If you are already one of our customers but don’t feel like your snack and beverage program is projecting the image you desire call your Eagle Vending representative today and we’ll work with you to redefine your program based on new priorities.