Annapolis, Md.-based Vend Natural has announced its turnkey healthy vending program was selected by Minneapolis Public Schools. As part of this contract, Vend Natural will be installing its dual-zone machines – that carry both snacks and chilled drinks – to serve the nearly 35,000 students and 5,800 school district employees. The high-tech and brightly colored Vend Natural dual-zone machines carry a wide selection of both refrigerated drinks and ambient temperature snacks such as all natural chips and popcorn, low fat health bars, organic fruit smoothies, natural coconut water and more. All of the products available through Vend Natural meet or exceed federal, state and school nutritional standards for calories, fat, vitamins, fiber, sodium and more. Full article.