Happy Family is a corporation dedicated to healthy and organic lifestyles. I was fortunate enough to be invited to do a little learning and cooking with the Founder and CEO of Happy Family at the Happy Families Event here in New York City. I learned a lot about nutrition, food, and Happy Family’s mission to improve the lives of our children through the consumption of fresh, non-GMO, organic produce and vegetables.
As a child of the processed 1980’s, I learned a lot of good information about health and nutrition for children, as well developed a better understanding of exactly what GMOs and “organic” eating are all about. As it turns out, a lot of the natural produce we pick up at grocery stories are covered in a lot of not-so-natural chemicals. Yuck!
Fairly new to me (as childless adult) was the concept of nutrition for children starting from conception and lasting into the toddler years. They call this essential time, “The First 1000 Days.” The concept of the first 1000 days (starting from the first trimester) is the most critical in a child’s life. It is this time in a child’s life where we provide the nutrients to grow and encourage healthy development. There is plenty of research out there with evidence supporting the idea that the nutrition given during this time plays a role in the development of the child throughout their life. Definitely take a look at the 1000 Days page on their website to learn more.
I found a lot of the information would have been wonderful to know when I was preparing the meals of my young preschoolers back in the day. In the classroom and in my own personal life, I can see and feel the difference a good, healthy meal makes of a typical day for both children and adults. I have also seen the devastating effects that a poor diet or severe food allergies can have on an individual, and how a good meal can turn the day around. If simple good-eats is the path to a dream classroom…Sign me up!
This is what I thought was awesome about Happy Family. They are a wealth of information on both the average childhood diet as well as specialty diets, including various food allergies. Take a look at their website to find more information. They are an open book regarding their products, and are happy to share knowledge and information to better educate their patrons. They tell you with complete honesty what goes into their products and also provide recipes to make at home, ensuring that your children get the real first chance that they deserve.
I am impressed with the devotion to health and happy living that Happy Families holds at the core of their mission. They openly state that their product, while a great alternative to many processed foods, is only meant to be used as a supplement to fresh products. I love their honesty and dedication to supporting the development of all children through childhood, regardless of what walks of life they may come from. I feel very lucky to have attended their gathering and learned the art of stealthily integrating healthy greens into a yummy food.
They even provided me with a Nutribullet 900 and stock of fresh veggies and from Farmivore so that I can make a commitment towards the health of my own family! The Nutribullet brings the creation of your own nutritious drinks and blends to another level of ease, with very little clean up for the mom-in-a-hurry. Even the busiest of us can quickly throw in a few select choices and make a nice veggie fruit Squishable for their children or even themselves!
Thanks Happy Family!