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School Food Plan in Secondary Schools

Remember a few years ago when Jamie Oliver alerted the nation to the state of school meals ‘enjoyed’ by children across the country? The issue of school children eating healthily has continued to dominate headlines since then, as it’s estimated that a third of children leaving primary school are overweight or obese. Among the current […]

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Livewell – The importance of keeping kids active & hydrated

Five Tips to Encourage Children to Get Active It’s a fact of modern life that parents worry their children are spending too much time in front of a screen and not enough time enjoying the outdoors. Whilst accepting that technology is part of our children’s lives – from using an iPad for homework, speaking to […]

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New £1 coin – impact on vending industry

As part of this week’s budget, the Chancellor announced the introduction of a new £1 coin, which will be in circulation from 2017. Set to replace the current £1 coin, which has been in circulation since 1983, the new 12-sided coin – based on the design of the old threepenny bit – is intended to […]

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Hydration and Exercise – Livewell Vending has the solution!

As the weather starts to warm up, many of us will be coming out of our winter hibernation and kick-starting our exercise regimes. Whether you’re training for a triathlon or simply enjoying getting fit, it’s vital to remain hydrated whilst exercising.  As a general guide, the European Food Safety Authority suggests women should drink 2 […]

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Livewell vending embraces Fairtrade fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight (24th Feb – 9th March) Fairtrade Fortnight is now in full swing, marking twenty years since the introduction of the first Fairtrade products to the UK. In 2013, UK purchases of Fairtrade products were equal to 2.29 billion cups of coffee. As well as supporting the Fairtrade campaign whilst out shopping, consumers can […]

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Salad from a vending machine? It’s a Vetail™ Revolution.

Our round-up of innovative products to come out of vending machines. It’s a whole new world out there! Vending machines today have come a long way from the old stereotype of dodgy machines which refused to accept your coins and sometimes needed a gentle nudge to release your much-wanted bar of chocolate. We’re looking at […]

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Flying the flag for Yorkshire – Livewell Vending

  It looks like Yorkshire is the place to be in 2014. When no less an authority than the New York Times listed Yorkshire in its top 50 places to visit this year, how could we argue? As a pioneering Yorkshire-based company, Livewell is proud to support – and shout about – the sporting achievements […]

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Coffee Culture is here to stay

  Coffee culture is here to stay on the British high street. You’d be hard pressed to go into a cafe nowadays and just order a coffee, without specifying if you’d like a skinny latte, americano or mocha. Shot of vanilla with that? In order to satisfy the sophisticated palates of customers, vending machines need […]

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How to keep school children hydrated

As adults we know how important it is to keep our bodies hydrated. How though, do we ensure that children learn the benefits of drinking regularly? Evidence suggests incorporating healthy drinks into their daily lives benefits both the physical wellbeing of children and also their mental alertness. Dr Emma Derbyshire from Manchester Metropolitan University in […]

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Triathlon Sponsorship – Livewell Vending

Looking to set yourself a New Year healthy living challenge? Here at Livewell, we’re delighted to announce that we will be sponsoring the inaugural Harrogate Triathlon, taking place in May 2014. Appealing to anyone wishing to participate in a more active lifestyle, the triathlon will include a Try-a-Tri event consisting of a 180m swim, a […]

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