The Independent Health Foundation pulled off a fun-loving prank on University at Buffalo students who were looking to fuel up on a quick, unhealthy snack.
The point of the gag was to get students thinking about what it takes to work off an impulse purchase from a typical vending machine.
The stunt also shows that when it comes to looking for healthy options, the vending machine is not the place to be pulling up to. Then again, have you ever seen a vending machine filled with healthy options? Maybe that is the conversation that should be started? Is UB (and other higher ed institutions) providing its students with any/enough healthy alternatives? If not, therein is where the problem partially lies.
It’s not as if options are not available (see here).