Sodexo is partnering with the HUMAN (Helping Unite Mankind And Nutrition) healthy vending franchise to provide healthful snacks and beverages at Holy Cross Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, through nine healthy vending machines, including the HUMAN Touch, a 46" healthy vending touch screen machine.

Holy Cross is the first hospital in South Florida to create a partnership with HUMAN and the first location nationwide to feature the HUMAN Touch.

The move follows Sodexo’s announcement that it plans to add more nutritious options for children in conjunction with The Partnership for a Healthier America, part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign.

“HUMAN is the next step in providing healthy alternatives for our associates,” says Holy Cross President/CEO Patrick Taylor, MD. "The values of HUMAN, Holy Cross and Sodexo align well."

Previously, vending options at the hospital consisted of traditional offerings such as candy and sodas.

“We hope this partnership brings new and exciting alternatives for our associates and visiting families," Taylor says. "Being the first hospital in South Florida to bring HUMAN vending in our facility, we want to show that even our vending options can be healthy and fun.”