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Healthy food.in a vending machine? Can it be true?

This story appears in the September 2001 issue of Entrepreneurs Start-Ups magazine.

It's 10 a.m., two hours to go before lunch, and your stomach is growling. You walk to the vending machine, change in hand, agonizing over the selection before you. Potato chips? No, too greasy. Candy bar? Too many calories. You fret for a few minutes before finally deciding to throw all those eat-healthy vows out the window and get a bag of M&Ms.

If Alex Winston has his way, the only choice to be made will be between healthy and healthy. The founder of Boston-based Healthvend Inc., Winston, 32, is the driving force behind a novel idea: Ditch the junk food and bring in vending machines filled with all-natural snacks.

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