Healthy Vending by Horizon Software
HORIZON SOFTWARE has announced Healthy Vending, a “smart” machinefor schools that dispenses healthful snacks and meals. In conjunction withHorizon’s MealpayPlus, which collects lunch money online,Healthy Vending identifies and tracks all of a student’sschool cafeteria and vending purchases, and allowsparents to log on to their children’s accounts to viewthat information. Price: $4,000 to $7,000 each,depending on the model. To offset the cost, schoolscan add the software to existing vending machinesor trade in old machines toward the cost of newones.
This article originally appeared in the 09/01/2007 issue of THE Journal.
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