picHealthy to the MAX! is an exciting new vending machine company, owned by Lisa & Greg Pietras. The concept was born when the Pietras’ eldest son was complaining about the lack of healthy vending options after hours at the university he attended. It’s an issue nearly all of us have faced:
Standing before a monstrous black box vending machine and searching the limited options in dismay for something that isn’t full of sugar or salt. Enter Healthy to the MAX! This is not your typical vending machine. Packed full of delicious, nutritious snacks and drinks that can be easily customized for every location, the sleek, modern design also features technology that far surpasses other outdated vending machines.

Healthy to the MAX machines use smart technology, communicating reports daily to Lisa and Greg, providing sales information, and notifications when items are running low. An LCD video monitor on the front displays nutritional information to the consumer, and can be customized by each location to display special events, fundraisers, and other important information. MAX machines accept a variety of payment methods including the latest tap & swipe technology, Google wallet, and traditional coins. They are also healthy for the environment, using 40% less energy than other vending machines, and even power down when not in use.

Perhaps the best part about Healthy to the MAX! machines are that they are absolutely FREE! The machines are delivered and set up free of charge, and all service costs are covered by Lisa and Greg. With obesity quickly becoming a global epidemic, it is more important than ever to make a difference in the availability of healthy food options. Schools, universities, businesses, organizations and recreational facilities can all benefit from offering healthy, nutritious options to their students, employees and the public. By including a MAX machine in these locations along with the traditional vending machines, those who are trying to live a healthier lifestyle will finally be able to make a suitable choice.

Healthy to the MAX machines can currently be found at popular locations such as the West End Recreation Centre and the Royal Distributing Athletic Performance Centre. For more information on how to promote health wellness in your location, visit www.healthytothemax.ca It’s time to make nutrition a priority. It’s time to live Healthy… to the MAX!