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New vending machines in Student Center and Building 16 expand fresh food options on campus

6am Health food options inside the Fresh Fridge

October 07, 2019

To expand the fresh, healthy meal choices on campus, MIT Dining last week rolled out a pilot of 6am Health’s Fresh Fridge vending machines in the Stratton Student Center’s 5th floor center lounge (W20) 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,” said 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. We want your feedback! Go check out Fresh Fridge in the Student Center W20 or Building 16 and let us know what you think. Send suggestions, comments, or other any food for thought to

Written and photo by Julia Newman

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