The "Healthy Landscape" has changed in recent years. There are so many different "ideas" about "healthy". Pork Skins that have 0 carbs are healthy for an Atkins participant, Nabisco 100 Cal Snack Packs for those counting calories, Fat Free Fruit Snacks for those watching Fat Grams, Cashews for those counting sugar grams.
We know many of you are concerned about what you eat and we have made it a priority to address that concern.
On average, the foods that we offer contain 60% less fat, 50% less sugar and five times the protein than the standard vending machine options!
When we look for products to include in our vending machines, we proceed with a strict standard of natural ingredients, high nutritional values and a great taste.
Here is a list of rules that every product must meet in order to be offered in our vending machines:
- » High Quality
- » Natural or Organic Ingredients
- » No Trans Fats
- » Low Calorie Count
- » Does not Contain High Fructose Corn Syrup
- » Gluten-Free Products are Encouraged
- » Must be Nutrient-Dense
- » Low Sugar Count
We believe in variety and choice. That is why we utilize the Fit Pick Program.
Fit Pick helps consumers locate vending machine choices that support a healthy lifestyle. It is a simple, ready-to-use system of vending machine stickers that identify vended products which meet a standardized set of nutrition guidelines.
Fit Pick nutritional criteria are based on the recommendations of the:
- » American Heart Association
- » 2005 USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans
- » Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Black Tie Services will implement a Balanced for Life Fit Pick 35-10-35 program at your location. This program assists your employees when making good for you snack choices. tems in machines that meet the following requirements will be identified with a Fit Pick sticker:
- » Less than 35% of total calories from fat
- » Less than 10% of total calories from saturated fat
- » Less than 35% of total calories by weight from sugar
Our food and beverage choices exceed your expectations. From nutritious and healthy snacks to extra-energy selections, Black Tie Services' product variety is quite simply superior.
Below are just some of our healthy choices:
- » Bottled Water, Assorted Juices, Vitamin Water, Assorted Snapples, Natural Sodas and Milk
- » Trail Mixes, Fruit Snacks, Granola Bars, Organic Bars, Animal Crackers and Baked Chips
- » Salads, Sandwiches, Fresh Fruit, Lean Cuisine Meals, Yogurt, Fruit Salads
Candy bars and corn chips can always be an option. But having fast healthy alternatives — like nuts, dried fruits and trans-fat-free snacks — makes it easy to eat right and be healthy.
Also, we will even differentiate the aesthetics of our vending machines. People are stimulated by colors and designs. We plan on giving them a reason to stop and take a look at our offerings. And if they are at all interested in grabbing a healthy snack to eat, they will stop at our machines and hopefully become repeat customers.
No matter what kind of business you specialize in, there is absolutely a need for healthy food options. Schools, office buildings, care centers and hotels are just a handful of the types of businesses and institutions that currently offer vending machines. And we would love to expand that demographic even more. With your help, we can achieve that goal and cure a growing epidemic.
If you're interested in healthy snack and beverage vending machines, the choice is easy. For additional information about Black Tie Services please complete our on-line information request or call us at 800-969-VEND.