Healthy Vending Machines Catch on

July 11, 2012 Updated Jul 11, 2012 at 7:40 AM EDT

By WKBW News

July 11, 2012 Updated Jul 11, 2012 at 7:40 AM EDT

Buffalo, NY - Eating healthy at work is getting easier thanks to healthy vending machines from a local company.

Buffalo Strive Vending, Inc. specializes in vending machines that dispense healthy snacks. Jon Corto and his wife, Jennifer, founded the business. They say it's their goal to try and bring health at a convenience. The company is headquartered here in WNY and is supplying the vending machines to businesses and schools at no cost. Buffalo Strive pays for the machine and provides the service.

Corto says people like the healthy snacks, along with the machine's high tech features. "We have pop, chips and Clif Bars. We have healthy alternatives. We also have LCD screens on top of our machines to promote health and wellness," he said. "We have different forms of payment. We can accept all denominations of bills and a credit card swipe. It's a very innovative machine and it's really doing well."

Corto used to play with the Buffalo Bills and says he realizes the value of exercise and eating well. He's now working on an expansion into Rochester.

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