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Vending a Healthy Lifestyle

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).


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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