FIRST HEALTHY & KOSHER VENDING MACHINES TO LAUNCH AT ZIMMER CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

The Zimmer Children’s Museum in Los Angeles will soon feature a new sensory experience: HUMAN Healthy Vending machines featuring healthy and kosher foods and drinks.

Online PR News – 10-July-2012 – Los Angeles, CA – The Zimmer Children’s Museum in Los Angeles will soon feature a new sensory experience: healthy vending geared toward a Kosher audience. Fred Rucker, a Los Angeles-based social entrepreneur, recently launched a human healthy vending franchise to meet the need for convenient, healthful and kosher snacks and beverages in locations across West Los Angeles.

HUMAN Healthy Vending places eco-friendly and high-tech vending machines that vend better-for-you foods, including fresh fruit and organic locally-sourced items, in schools, corporate locations, gyms and hospitals across the nation.

Zimmer Children’s Museum, the only museum dedicated specifically to kids and families in Los Angeles, will celebrate the launch of a HUMAN Healthy Vending machine the second weekend of July with products that include fresh and organic carrots and apples, hummus, juice smoothies and more. “We are so excited to feature HUMAN machines at the Zimmer,” says Museum Director Julee Brooks. “We truly believe in the company’s dedication to making healthy eating more convenient than ever.”

At a time when obesity and healthcare are top national concerns, Rucker’s business is providing a much-needed service throughout West Los Angeles and has found a home in many of Los Angeles’ most prominent businesses, schools and organizations. American Jewish University, Stephen S. Wise Temple, Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles Headquarters Building, Westside Jewish Community Center and Shalhevet High School are all home to HUMAN Healthy Vending machines where the food and drink options are not only healthful, but also kosher. Rucker also has machines at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, the Willows Community School, Emerson Middle School and Marymount High School. In addition to placing HUMAN machines at Zimmer Children’s Museum in early July, Rucker will also launch machines at Hamilton High School and University High School this fall.

About Fred Rucker:

A well-known trial attorney and mediator in Los Angeles for almost 33 years, Fred Rucker left his successful practice last year to pursue health activism by launching a HUMAN Healthy Vending franchise in West Los Angeles. Having been diagnosed with leukemia seven years prior, and noticing how the high-stress, fast-paced field of law was prolonging his recovery, Rucker decided to put his business acumen to work by making corporate and school environments more healthful.

Rucker is a member of Beth Am Synagogue in West Los Angeles.

Interviews, Photo & Video Opportunities:

Rucker is available for phone and video interviews and can coordinate interviews with owners and/or management at locations where he has vending machines. Photos, as well as video footage, of HUMAN Healthy Vending machines are immediately available.

Should one be interested in filming the launch at Zimmer Children’s Museum, a non-profit cultural institution located on Museum Row in Los Angeles, please contact Arielle Sherman, Zimmer Children’s Museum, at arielle@zimmermuseum.org.

About HUMAN Healthy Vending:

HUMAN (Helping Unite Mankind and Nutrition) Healthy Vending’s mission is to make healthy food more convenient than junk food. HUMAN accomplishes this by placing high-tech and eco-friendly vending machines that only vend better-for-you foods, including fresh produce and locally-sourced foods, in schools, hospitals, gyms and corporate locations across the world. In addition to providing healthful food options, HUMAN machines provide nutrition education via high-definition LCD screens that display streaming videos and other digital content. HUMAN currently has over 1200 machines placed across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

In 2011, HUMAN Healthy Vending was ranked by Entrepreneur magazine as one of its “Top 100 Brilliant Companies” and by Forbes as one of “America’s Most Promising Companies.” In 2012, Sean Kelly – HUMAN’s CEO and Co-Founder – was featured on CNBC’s “Getting Back to Business: A CNBC Town Hall.”

HUMAN is proud to return 10% of its proceeds to fund its non-profit charity arm, HUMAN Everywhere. HUMAN Everywhere’s mission is to leverage the power of social entrepreneurship to improve the nation’s collective health by increasing access to nutrition education and healthful foods while advocating for public policy that contributes to these goals.

To learn more, go to: http://www.healthyvending.com.

About the Zimmer Children’s Museum

The Zimmer Children’s Museum is a nonprofit cultural institution located on Museum Row in Los Angeles, featuring hands-on exhibits for children ages 0-8 to explore BIG IDEAS in creative and inspiring settings. The Zimmer is also the only museum dedicated specifically to kids and families in Los Angeles. The Zimmer Children’s Museum is dedicated to teaching people about the BIG IDEAS of global citizenship, community responsibility, and cultural sensitivity. Our mission is to promote values that help make a better society through interactive learning, creative self-expression and art experiences for children. For more details about the museum and its programs and events, please visit http://www.zimmermuseum.org.

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