updated 11/5/2010 7:46:06 AM ET 2010-11-05T11:46:06

SEATTLE, Nov. 4, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fresh Healthy Vending today announced the launching of its first franchise opening in the Seattle, WA area. Entrepreneurs Libby Burwell and former LPGA Professional Eva Dahllof will be spreading Fresh Healthy Vending throughout schools in the Seattle area over the coming weeks. Fresh Healthy installations with multiple machines will include The Overlake School, Seattle Prep, Bastyr University, Interlake High School, Dale Turner YMCA and the St. Luke's School.

"We are proud to have Eva Dahllof and Libby Burwell as our first Seattle franchisees because they strongly represent the ideals and mission of Fresh Healthy Vending of bringing fresh healthy vending options to their local community especially in schools," said Jolly Backer, CEO of Fresh Healthy Vending. "Their background and experience will be a major key in the success of the Fresh Healthy Vending brand in the Seattle area."

"Fresh Healthy Vending is a refreshing match for our commitment to healthy living, making a difference in the lives of others, and being socially responsible," said Eva Dahllof. "Being Swedish and having grown up in a country in which a healthy lifestyle is ingrained into our culture, I am motivated to become a part of the healthy vending revolution in this country and to impact the obesity issue. I love being a part of a franchise system that provides people with healthy choices in this country of convenience," added Dahllof.

"We love being a team responsible for our own success while contributing to that of Fresh Health Vending and their mission," said Libby Burwell. "Both of us have educational backgrounds and previous careers focused on Health, Wellness, and Performance. Fresh Healthy Vending is a refreshing match for our commitment to healthy living, making a difference in the lives of others, and being socially responsible."

"Fresh food in! Junk food out! We are strong believers that junk food does not fuel the brain for optimal learning or performance. The link between neuroscience and nutrition is so interesting and very complex but the bottom line is that most studies show that food habits and nutrition do impact brain development and function. We hope to enhance the learning environment for kids at school by being a great option for those times a meal is skipped or a snack left at home on the kitchen counter," added Dahllof.

About Fresh Healthy Vending

Fresh Healthy Vending is the leading healthy vending franchise company in North America and offers state of the art vending technology, in-house training for franchisees, remote monitoring of vending machines along with an extensive support infrastructure. Fresh Healthy Vending features fresh and healthy products such as 100% juices, fruits, veggies and yogurts along with over 400 best selling natural and organic snacks/drinks and ships nationwide to our growing network  of Franchisees.

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