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Buffalo, N.Y., area schools cut junk in vending machines
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Grabbing a snack from a school vending machine isn't as sweet an experience as it was years ago—and that's a good thing. In many schools, soda and other sugary drinks have been replaced by water and low-fat milk. Granola bars and yogurt have taken the place of candy and gum. And school cafeterias are offering wider varieties of healthy food. Better nutrition is catching on. More

Government Affairs

NAMA Government Affairs
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NAMA Government Affairs team focuses on federal and state legislative news that impacts your company’s growth and profitability. Required Reading! Click here for our most recent Legislative Alert! More

Coffee & Water

Research aims at better coffee
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A Kansas State University graduate student is trying to make your morning coffee taste better. Natnicha Bhumiratana, a human nutrition student from Bangkok, Thailand, studied the best roasting for three different kinds of beans—the kebado beans from Ethiopia, bourbon beans from El Salvador and kona beans from Hawaii. More

Bottled water tax could aid schools
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If approved by voters, a $505 million measure would create up to 30,000 jobs weatherizing public schools in Washington state. The temporary tax on bottled water isn’t even in place yet and state lawmakers are already trying to make it permanent. More

Smart Snacking just got sweeter

Genisoy Sweet Crisps now have 28% more product inside.
Now 0.9 ounces at the same cost.
First ship date June 1st!

Sales contact: Craig Grace
Phone: 770-841-4821

Business / Industry

Added tax will hike vending machine costs
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Michael Esposito, Division Manager-Vending/Office Coffee Services with Prestige Services of Clifton Park, N.Y., writes in Watertown Daily Times, "With our great state of New York facing a huge budget gap between state spending and revenue, our governor's solution includes a tax on soft drinks. Thousands of New Yorkers have called, written and even traveled to Albany to ask our elected officials not to start a brand new tax on soft drinks." More

Corporate Social Responsibility

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Starbucks gave away free coffee to customers who arrived with a reusable mug on tax day. The one-day event is designed to get coffee drinkers to think about the environment and stop tossing disposable cups in the garbage. More


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Don’t Miss Out! The Only QCCP Session for 2010!

There is still time to register for the new QCCP two full-day workshops: Coffee Fundamentals & Brewing Fundamentals. Click here to find out what’s brewing and register today for the April 27 & 28 sessions. Don’t miss out!

NAMA OneShow Attendees

The Coffee & Water Service Open Forum has always been one of the most interactive and educational coffee sessions offered by NAMA. This free session with roundtable discussion groups will set the stage for in-depth conversations. Click here for details. Sponsored by: JM Smucker Co./The Folger Coffee Co.

Attention Foodservice Professionals!

Attend the FREE panel discussion, “Benefiting Your Business”, at the NAMA OneShow! Moderated by on-site foodservice industry veteran Jerry White along with foodservice and hospitality consultant Jerry McVety, and industry expert Bill Balke. Discover how to start and/or expand a foodservice business and how coffee plays a key role. Wednesday, April 28, 9:30-11:30 in Room 475. Free with your OneShow registration & Sponsored by Gordon Food Service!

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