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Healthy Options

The FitPick® program understands functional foods are key and snacks = meals.

Evans Coffee and Vending is changing the way our clients think about vending as we are committed to better understanding their needs and goals for wellness in the workplace. Vending machines typically offer as many as 45 different products. Most consumers expect this to include “pleasure foods” such as candy bars, chips and soft drinks. But, the growing awareness regarding health and wellness is leading consumers and organizations to request alternative choices to support a healthy lifestyle. Evans Coffee and Vending is pleased to work with our clients to provide healthy solutions that meet their wellness needs by offering the personalized Fit Pick® program.

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Eye-catching Labels Help Make Informed Choices Easy

Whether you choose a fully branded machine or better for you products to feature in existing machines, FitPick® is easily identifiable.

Fit Pick® utilizes attractive stickers to identify the slots in a vending machine that contain Fit Pick® qualified snack products. Larger clings and stickers provide further details regarding Fit Pick™ nutritional criteria.

Fit Pick® labels represent two different categories of nutritional criteria. The most commonly selected criteria for adults is 35-10-35 (no more than 35% of total calories from fat; no more than 10% of calories from saturated fat; and no more than 35% of total product weight from sugar.) Fit Pick® also offers stickers and clings for products that comply with The Alliance for a Healthier Generation Guidelines for Competitive Foods.

Fit Pick® provides a recognizable identification system that seamlessly crosses communities, county and state lines throughout the nation. Your offices in other states can adopt this same program.

The goal is to provide simple, yet important nutrition information to consumers at the point of purchase to give them the facts they need to make informed, "better for you" snack choices.

Large Selection of Healthy Snacks.

FitPick® identifies better for you snacks – with nearly 700 delicious FitPick® approved products. FitPick® makes it easy for customers to determine which products are healthy in the vending machine. FitPick® eliminates confusion and quickly guides customers through the selection and purchasing process.

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For Schools - FitPick® SELECT

FitPick® SELECT is a FitPick® programming component that is specially designed to meet stringent nutrition guidelines. It is the ideal option for operators in schools and other locations who aim to provide snack choices that comply with the nutrition standards established by the USDA for snacks sold in schools.

FitPick® SELECT is the smartest and most responsible choice for micro market or vending operations in school settings or in another health-conscious setting.

All FitPick® items, over 700 snack, fresh and frozen food items are labeled with a FitPick® sticker to notify customers before the point of purchase of healthier snacking choices. In addition to labeling products in the machines, Evans is happy to share any FitPick® data and literature with our clients to help create or build upon your school's wellness program.

Download FitPick® Fast Facts For Schools

New FitPick® Nutrition Standards Per Package

100% USDA-compliant FitPick® SELECT / USDA SMART SNACKS IN SCHOOL
CALORIES 200 or less
FAT 8g or less (≤35% of calories)
SATURATED FAT 2g or less (<10% of calories)
TRANS FAT 0g
SUGAR 18g or less (≤35% of weight)
SODIUM ≤200mg or less*
Snack Smart

Top Ten Smart Snacking Tips

  • Top off your fuel tank several times a day with snacks; you’ll feel energized and satisfied throughout the day.
  • Focus on fiber and protein. Choose cereal bars or granola bars with a little protein (check the Nutrition Facts) and some fiber to help keep you full longer.
  • Pretzels or baked chips are a great low-fat, low-calorie way to satisfy the mid-day munchies.
  • Choose fruits, vegetables and salads, pre-packaged and ready-to-eat. They are high on nutrition, crunchy, convenient, and great tasting.
  • For a snack that is high in protein and calcium reach for a carton of low-fat milk or yogurt.
  • It's unrealistic to give up sweet treats if you really enjoy them. Like anything else, eat them "smartly" and in moderation.
  • Craving cookies? Animal crackers, fig bars, pop tarts or graham crackers are great tasting lower fat choices. Pair these with low-fat milk, a protein-rich food, and you’ve satisfied that craving.
  • Go nuts. Choose a package of peanuts, almonds, or other favorite nuts. They come packed with protein and fiber.
  • Don't confuse thirst with hunger. Keep a water bottle handy.
  • Variety, balance and moderation are important when eating snacks.