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Christian school gets healthy vending machine

NORCROSS -- A K through 8 Christian school recently received the first healthy vending machine in the metro Atlanta area from Fresh Healthy Vending.

Fresh Healthy Vending is a company that offers juices, fresh vegetables and fruits, smoothies and yogurts in its vending machines.

According to its leaders, Cornerstone Christian Academy is "taking a positive step to address the increasing childhood obesity rate and the associated emotional and physical pains that children experience."

Said Cornerstone's Headmaster Colin Creel: "I'm really excited to see a healthy snack alternative that can be provided to (children) throughout their school day."

The school received its healthy snack vending machine on Thursday with a reception by students, teachers and officials.

"We are hoping that choosing a healthy snack option for children while at school will instill in them the desire to do the same when they go home and start a pattern for them throughout the rest of their lives."

Cornerstone Christian Academy is located at 5295 Triangle Parkway N.W.

For more information, call 770-441-9222, or visit www.cornerstonecougars.org.

According to its website, Fresh Healthy Vending is "an innovative vending machine company that provides healthy, natural and organic vending machines for sale nationwide."

For more information about the business, visit www.freshvending.com.