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Healthy snacks not an oxymoron for this new Missoula company

Sally Mauk

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.

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.


Retired in 2014 but still a presence at MTPR, Sally Mauk is a University of Kansas graduate and former wilderness ranger who has reported on everything from the Legislature to forest fires.