NC mom develops healthy vending machines after child’s food allergies

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A North Carolina mother got frustrated with the unhealthy snack choices for her kids, so she got healthy vending machines put in her neighborhood.

WCNC reported that Charlotte resident Patti Moore started reading labels after one of her daughters developed a food allergy.

She said she was surprised by how unhealthy the snacks were. The labels sparked an idea. 

“We had this revelation that wow, we really need to look closer in to the things we’re eating and we can do better for our family and then it was sort of a greater purpose, you know, we can do better in Charlotte.” 

Moore became a vender for healthy vending machines last August and has eight machines across Charlotte. 

Read more: WCNC.