As a parent of two small children I am always aware of the potential of one or both of my children whining that inevitable “I’m hungry, I’m thirsty!” More often than not I’m the good mommy all prepared for the demands of the day, but nevertheless as a mommy, you never have what they seem to want. Of course, you can stop at a grocery store if you are out, but what about at the park? or ballfield? at the dojo or dance lessons? Where are my snacks then? Oh, yes, over there, in that vending machine filled with high octane snacks! High in sugar, carbs, additives, preservatives! Then the fight, what they can’t have! The snacks and drinks that I don’t buy for my household! You can buy cupcakes from a vending machine for god’s sake! Why aren’t there more that offer healthy alternatives! I want to be able to say, “Get whatever you want! It’s all good for you!” This is why I jumped at the opportunity to join the team at Healthy Choices Vending. Having known Gabrielle Rem, the President of Healthy Choices Vending for 20 years or so, I have known her as an employer, a mentor, a colleague and a friend. During this time, she has always been an enterprising individual and it is her focus and determination to live a healthy life which brought her to this endeavor. A native New Yorker who believes that living healthy is more than just a trend, but a lifestyle; along with the vision of impacting the lives of those served by her business; we at Healthy Choices Vending offer an alternative in the work place for healthy eating. HCV is CCR compliant and can serve city, county, state and federal level vending machine placement contracts in addition to providing these same services to the public and private sectors. We currently provide services in New York and North Carolina with an emphasis on New York City and Charlotte.