Healthy options through the vending industry for schools and hospitals
Numerous studies over the years have reported on the health of Australian society in terms of the percentage of overweight adults and children, and the link with unhealthy food choices within our society. In response to this, the government has been pushing good healthy food choices in two key areas in particular, schools and hospitals.
So concerned were the government as to the health implication of its children and the offerings provided by school canteens, they developed the School Canteens and Other Food Services Policy. This policy covers all government schools and can be used by Catholic and independent schools around Australia.
State governments have also introduced healthy hospital guidelines to increase the number of healthy food choices available for hospital staff members, patients and the general public to promote good health through eating. These guidelines help hospitals work towards increasing the provision and promotion of healthier food and drink options through their cafeterias, retail outlets and vending machines.
One avenue where schools and hospitals can introduce the healthy eating policies is through the vending machine business. SVA Vending Machines has excelled in this area by providing hospitals and schools with healthy vending machines, filled with delicious snacks, food and drinks that are nutritious for everyone.
Packed full of health
Each machine is filled with nutritious food, snacks and drinks that all children, staff, and visitors to each hospital or school would want to eat. The healthy vending machines can be stocked with food they want, making for easy and satisfying choices.
For schools, SVA Vending Machines provide food and drinks that are appealing and nutritious for children and in portion sizes to match their development. The food can be changed seasonally and according to demand.
In hospitals, SVA Vending Machines customise all food, snacks and drinks for the types of healthy alternatives the staff and visitors want to enjoy. They too, can be changed on a regular basis to provide variety to staff especially, in a wide range of high quality food. Healthy options in food and drink allows for better work productivity and reinforces the message that eating properly brings good health.
Good health throughout the day and night
A vending machine never closes; it is open all day and night, even when other food vendors and canteens are closed. Night staff and visitors are assured of healthy options in food and drink. It also relieves the pressure during peak times when queues are long and when staff, children and visitors are in a hurry, ensuring healthy options are always available.
Refreshing good health
Food, snacks and drinks are restocked regularly by SVA Vending Machines to ensure maximum freshness of each product and in fully refrigerated drink or snack vending machines if required. Cleanliness standards are met with each machine fully cleaned at every restocking and tested for optimum working capacity.
SVA Vending Machines are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for great customer service and technical help if need be. This ensures that continual operation of your vending machine is available to all staff and visitors at all times.
Owner of SVA Vending Machines and with over ten years’ experience in the vending machine business, Navdeep Tuteja, ‘We give all our customers 24 hours, 7 days a week service on all vending machines. This gives the institutions confidence they can offer healthy food, snacks and drinks throughout the day and night, especially in hospitals that function 24/7.’