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Social enterprise @HealthyVending targets child obesity - via @Justmeans I'm fascinated by this biz. #profood #socent

Social enterprise @HealthyVending targets child obesity - via @Justmeans I'm fascinated by this biz. #profood #socent

Social Enterprise Promoting Health and Nutrition for Kids Helping Unite Mankind and Nutrition (HUMAN) is an innovative social enterprise based out of California that has come out with a unique way to fight childhood obesity. Andy Mackensen, the co-founder of HUMAN Healthy Vending and a self-described social entrepreneur, has a clear focus that the problem of obesity can be rooted out when children are kept away from obesity. HUMAN has introduced a line of vending machines that help make health food products accessible in public places such as community centers, hospitals and gymnasiums. HUMAN ensures that the machines themselves are energy efficient and eco-friendly, and apart from other places, they are placed in one of the key battlegrounds in the war against childhood obesity: schools. Mackensen says, "We need to start where the problem is - in schools. We want to get h...

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