Parks Department to introduce health food vending at Bishop Park

The Bryant Parks and Recreation Department has announced the installation of a new health[more] food vending machine at the Bishop Parks Center Natatorium.

The contracted machine will be installed on a trial basis with H.U.M.A.N. Healthy Vending, LLC for a period of three months. The City of Bryant will join the North Little Rock Air Force Base and the Little Rock School District as the first to deploy the machines in central Arkansas.

Becoming fully operational on Friday, Dec. 7, H.U.M.A.N. vending machines will offer healthy snack food options with 10 percent of proceeds going to charities fighting childhood obesity. The interactive machine is both contemporary and convenient, featuring an LCD monitor as well as a credit card reader for increased accessibility.

“We at Bryant Parks are committed to the health and well-being of our community”, said Brandon Griffin, Recreation Superintendent for the City of Bryant. “We think that any means to increase the accessibility and likelihood of an individual making healthy nutritional choices is incredibly valuable to our community.”

In addition to its continued involvement with the Arkansas Coalition for Obesity Prevention (ArCOP), Bishop Park Community Center recently received the Built Environment Award from the Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness in 2012.

For more information regarding H.U.M.A.N. Healthy Vending, call Griffin at 501-943-0444.

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