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Caithness News Bulletins August 2003
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The Green Machine Means Calmer Kids
The Hyperactive Children’s Support Group (HACSG) has welcomed the Green Machine. “Hyperactive children tend to find it difficult to concentrate and sit still for any length of time,” says Nick Giovanneli, of HACSG, “and have a tendency to become attention seekers. Hyperactive children can be emotionally immature, quickly becoming aggressive and weepy.”
Following the installation in one school, headmaster Desmond Smith says: “There is more and more awareness of the correlation between additives in food and children’s behaviour.” The Green Machine is now so popular at his school it has to be restocked every day.
David Berney, founder of Organic & Natural Food Company, has always believed that school children have a poor deal from vending machines. “My goal was to provide a range of products that meet both nutritional and ethical criteria,” he says, “but also which taste good enough to be the first choice for kids.”
Berney recognises that this is more than just another vending concept. “The Green Machine is about more than selling food and drink. An integral part of our work is educational and we are offering every school that installs a machine a support programme that includes visits from nutritionists, farm and factory tours and a scholarship-winning new product development competition,” he says.
THE GREEN MACHINE CHARTER
· Only contain products without
artificial preservatives, colourings or additives
What's In The Green Machine
*Dubble Bar only included if the school agrees.