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What Do You Want? Cracker Jacks

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Do you remember the commercials?  Let us refresh you:

"What do you want
When you gotta have somethin'
And it's gotta be a lot
And you gotta have it now?
What do you want?  Cracker Jacks!"

At Greater New Orleans Vending, we love our Cracker Jacks.  We hadn't carried them for a while because demand was so low; however, we thought we'd give them another shot.  So far, response has been good.  We had people buying them from us before we could stock the machines.  Perhaps it's part nostalgia or perhaps they're just good.  Either way, if you want Cracker Jacks, please contact Greater New Orleans Vending Service and we'll be happy to help you.

And lets not forget the prize.  We were reminiscing with some of our Facebook friends and, of course, the prizes came up in the conversation.  The prizes are not quite what they used to be but they're still fun to get!

Crackerjack Prize

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 March 2012 05:17
 

Louisiana Healthy Vending Act

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Snack Vending MachineLouisiana Legislators recently passed the Healthy Vending Act to limit the sale of certain snacks in public elementary and secondary school vending machines.  It also restricts the sale of vending machine snacks in public high schools.  According to Dr. Federick P. Cerise, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of healthand Hospitals:

"Louisiana has enacted one of the most stringent public school vending policies in the nation.  This legislation marks significant progress in addressing teh problem of overweight and obese students."

Greater New Orleans Vending Service is prepared to discuss your school's vending compliance program with you. If you are a school administrator and would like a vending program for your school, please contact us.

What does this mean for your school?

For Elementary Schools: Act 331, the Louisiana Healthy Vending Act, limits the times during the day when food and drink vending machines can be accessed by students.  It also requires that all food and drinks sold must meet specific nutritional guidelines and not exceed a certain size or quantity.  For High Schools: the guidelines are less strict, but there are specivic times when students are allowed to buy items from school vending machines and considerations that must be adhered to.

Compliance for Elementary and Secondary Public Schools

  • Food and drink vending restrictions begin 30 minutes before the start of the school day and remain in place until 30 minutes after the school day ends.
  • Except for milk and water, no beverage can exceed 16 ounces.
  • Only beverages allowed to be sold during restricted hours include:
  1. 100%vegetable or fruit juices containing no natural or artificial sweeteners;
  2. Unsweetened flavored or unflavored drinking water; or
  3. low-fat or skim, flavored or unflavored milk or non-dairy milk.
  • Snacks are limited except for unsweetened or uncoated seeds or nuts.
  • Food items meeting any of the below critteria can not be sold during restricted hours:
  1. Foods considered of minimal nutritional value as defined in Section 220.2 of Title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulation (CFR);
  2. Foods that contain more that 150 calories per serving, more than 35% of calories from fat, more than 30 grams of sugar per serving, or fresh pastries.

Compliance for high Schools

Vending sales are allowed during the last 10 minutes of lunch; during this time the below restrictions are applicable:

  • At least 50% of the beverages offered must be less than 16 oz. and must be comprised of:
  1. 100% vegetable or fruit juices containing no natural or artificial sweeteners;
  2. Unsweetened flavored or unflavored drinking water; or
  3. Low-fat or skim flavored or unflavored milk or non-dairy milk.
  • At least 50% of the snacks available must meet a certain criterion.  Except for unsweetened or uncoated seeds or nuts, half of the food items sold cannot:
  1. Foods considered of minimal nutritional value as defined in Section 220.2 of Title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulation (CFR);
  2. Foods that contain more that 150 calories per serving, more than 35% of calories from fat, more than 30 grams of sugar per serving, or fresh pastries.
Last Updated on Friday, 04 February 2011 18:45
 

Vending New Orleans Style

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Having long time ties to the City of New Orleans, GNO Vending enjoys the opportunity the city imparts to us.  The fine people reflect rich culture and heritage that is unique to the region.  With that, we offer a service that is as unique as the City itself.  Yes, anyone can put out machines but we ensure that our service professionals always approach their duties with a smile.   We look to local and regional products such as Elmers, Zapps, and Barqs to add a taste of New Orleans to our Vending.  So come on and enjoy our food, enjoy our culture, and enjoy our vending in New Orleans.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 November 2010 20:43
 

Covington Louisiana Vending

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Covington Train StationGNO Vending serves Covington LA and surrounding areas.  Greater New Orleans Vending will be glad to add your location in Covington to our many vending locations.  We'll place vending machines, either snack, cold drink, or a combination at your location and keep it stocked with fresh supplies at no cost to you.

Covington Louisiana is a place where the new blends seamlessly blends with the old and as a vendor we are appreciative of the culture of the city.  Our vending selections combine local favorites like Elmers and Barqs products with the more common, ubiquitous brands.  If you'd like our services for your establishment, please contact us and a Greater New Orleans Vending professional will be happy to discuss your needs.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 June 2010 12:20
 

Mandeville Vending

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It's been a busy week as we've added another location in Mandeville.  We're pleased to be a Mandeville Vendor.  At this location we placed a combination machine as they simply didn't have room to accommodate both a drink and a snack machine.  As some of our employees live on that North Shore and, particularly, in Mandeville, it's always nice to bring the work a little closer to home for them.

If you have a location in the Mandeville or Covington area and would like one of our vending machines, please visit our contact page.  We'll have someone get back with you promptly to discuss your needs.

 
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