Healthy snacks not an oxymoron for this new Missoula company

Sep 3, 2013

You get that craving say mid-afternoon, when the computer is down, and dinner is still hours away; you go to the vending machine and punch the Cheetos button.

Credit Sally Mauk

There's a momentary flash of guilt, but the craving is satisfied - for now.
    But what if the vending machine offered snacks that were all healthy - and guilt-free? That's the premise behind a new Missoula business called "Missoula Healthy Vending", which offers vending machines full of healthy snacks like almonds and whole grain cookies. A national franchise called "Human Healthy Vending" supplies the machines but Missoula owners Alex and Sarah Baer pick the products and so far have placed their machines at the Missoula YMCA and Bonner school, among others.
    In this feature interview, the Baers, former college athletes, talk with News Director Sally Mauk about their interest in healthy living and healthy snacks.