New vending machines expand fresh food options on campus

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To expand the fresh, healthy meal choices on campus, MIT Dining recently rolled out a pilot of 6am Health’s Fresh Fridge vending machines in the Stratton Student Center (Building W20) Lobdell Food Court and in the vending-machine area at the first-floor intersection of Buildings 16 and 26.

“Fresh Fridge’s delicious meals are packed in reusable jars, which is great for students on the go who want something they can throw in their backpacks but is more healthful than a granola bar or instant ramen,â€� says Mark Hayes, MIT Dining director. Options include quinoa bowls, salads, overnight oats, sandwiches, and fresh juices. 

The machines accept credit cards and phone-based contactless payment methods, but other ways to pay are in the works. Fresh Fridges are another way MIT Dining is working to add value and choice to eating options at MIT. Try out a Fresh Fridge machine and send suggestions, comments, or other any food for thought to [email protected].