Social Entrepreneur Launches Healthy Vending Business in San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan resident and social entrepreneur Angel Cintron is partnering with HUMAN Healthy Vending to bring innovative healthy vending machines to San Juan’s scho

Online PR News – 27-September-2011 – San Juan, PR – Nearly 66% of Puerto Rico’s population was considered overweight or obese in 2010. And, with our political and medical leaders identifying the disparity in access to convenient healthful foods as a contributing factor to this problem, it’s clear that vending machines should be a part of the solution by remedying this void in access.

Fortunately, San Juan resident, father and social entrepreneur, Angel Cintron, has partnered with HUMAN Healthy Vending to ensure that residents in his community have convenient access to foods and drinks that meet a high caliber of nutrition standards. In fact, Cintron has already signed with Colegio San Ignacio, his alma mater, and Colegio Puertorriqueño de Niñas in providing these healthful options via state-of-the-art vending machines that only vend 100% healthful foods. Additional locations that partner with Cintron will join a successful network of more than 750 HUMAN machine locations across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Unlike antiquated vending machines that have long been complicit in encouraging unhealthful eating habits, HUMAN’s vending machines are the first full-service vending solution offering only healthful snacks, drinks and entire meals along with health education streamed digitally via 23-inch LCD screens attached to the machines. The LCD screens can educate consumers on the products in the machine as well as give general nutrition advice, such as how to read a nutrition label, right at the point of sale. Additionally, the machines allow operators to monitor product inventory and expiration dates remotely, which creates a more efficient and eco-friendly business model.

Motivating Cintron’s push for more healthful foods in public locations are his two young children and the one on the way. “My wife was a school teacher and currently operates a children’s gym, so it is very important for us to walk the walk and set an example for our children and today’s society in general,” said Cintron. “But we also realize life is about balance; and I do love to have a tostón on occasion.”

About HUMAN Healthy Vending

It is the goal of HUMAN (Helping Unite Mankind and Nutrition) to make universal access to healthy food and health education a reality. HUMAN distributes hi-tech and eco-friendly vending machines that sell 100% healthy foods and drinks. In addition to providing healthy food options, the machines provide health education via high-definition LCD screens that display streaming videos and other content. By making healthy products and healthy-living information accessible in schools, hospitals, gyms, community centers and additional public spaces, HUMAN empowers people to make healthy choices.


HUMAN is proud to donate 10% of its proceeds to charitable causes that fight childhood obesity and malnutrition.