Decrease costs by speeding up lunch lines and reducing shrinkage
IDS has a specific focus on working with K-12 school systems, as well as colleges and universities. While students have utilized vending machines for years, there is a new shift in how to service the demand.
Not only is USDA Smart Snacks a contributing factor to the new snacking landscape, but the current youth cares about and has their health’s best interest at heart.
IDS takes the health of our youth, their desire to interact with technology, and their support of their schools and service our schools with pride!
Benefits of Nutritious Vending in Schools
Give your students complete access to nutritious food that they truly need and help them succeed in the classroom while increasing revenue for your organization.
Food & Drink
Provide fresh kitchen-made snacks and meals to students throughout the day, as well as before and after school for students who are involved in activities that occur outside of school hours.
Increase in Staff Morale
Many schools use the school’s cafeteria staff to stock and maintain the machines. This creates opportunities for staff members to work additional hours and develop new skills.
Increase Serving Hours
Allow students to have access to nutritious meals and snacks throughout the school day, as well as during before and after school programs. Plus, serving lines during lunch will become less hectic.
Add Custom Branding to Your Machine
Whether the machine will be used at an elementary school or a college, make your machine stand out with custom branding. This can be done with school colors or even your mascot. Adding your school’s personal touch to your machine attracts attention and makes it stand out among other machines. It is also a great tactic used to increase sales. Schools can submit their design, or you can work with our marketing team to create one for you.
Hear From Our Customers
“The integration of IDS’ iQ Technology software with our existing point-of-sale (POS) system drives the success of our 300 machine healthy vending program. Plus, the software’s real-time reporting and alerts allow us to manage the program efficiently and effectively. In the 2016-17 school year alone, over $1.2M of revenue was generated by the machines.”
-Julie Hedine, Director of Food and Nutrition Services, Pasco County School District
Nutrition for Your Students and Staff
Give your students easy access to healthy snacks or full meals. Watch the video below and check out the USDA’s Guide to Smart Snacks in Schools to learn more about vending snacks in schools.
Contact IDS today at (866) 868-0037 to see how our POS vending solutions could benefit your school!