Talking vending machine promotes healthy eating

Mar 9, 2015

You may have seen a recent video of students from the University at Buffalo trying to buy junk food from a vending machine on campus.  Before getting that bag of chips though, the vending machine would say something like, "I'm going to need 20 good jumping jacks."  Yes, a talking vending machine. 

The stunt was all part of the Independent Health Foundation's Healthy Options Program, which encourages people to make better choices when it comes to eating.

WBFO's Howard Riedel spoke with Carrie Meyers, the Executive Director of the Independent Health Foundation about the program this morning...

A talking vending machine at UB tells a student "I'll drop the snack, if you drop and give me 20. Let's go on the floor."
Credit Courtesy of YouTube/Independent Health Foundation