When I became a mom, I did everything I could to feed my baby healthy organic food.
But my options were so limited if I didn’t want to make the baby food myself.
Luckily there are so many more options today and one of the best for fresh baby food is from our friend Cassandra Curtis, founder of Once Upon A Farm.
Listen in to see why she started her company, why her baby food is different and how she does the motherhood.
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Cassandra brings extensive knowledge of childhood nutrition and first-life parenting experience, as well as product development and operational experience to her position at Once Upon a Farm. Overseeing ongoing business operations, branding, and digital marketing within the company, and leading product development and recipes, Cassandra is helping to create a successful company with the highest quality baby food available on the market.
As a mother of three, Cassandra has always been committed to bringing only the healthiest foods into her children’s lives, understanding the importance of proper nutrition from day one. However, as a working mother, she quickly realized that finding time to shop, chop, prep and create nutrient-dense and delicious food was difficult, and fresh, organic pre-made food of the caliber and quality she expected, was not available. It was this dilemma that inspired Cassandra to create a HPP, organic, non-GMO baby food product that tots would enjoy and moms would feel confident in buying.
As a nutrition fanatic foodie with an extensive background in the health and wellness spheres, Cassandra’s first foray into baby food was as the President of Mother’s Garden, Inc., the first HPP baby food to hit the shelves in the United States. Prior to that, Cassandra led other startups in the San Diego area, primarily running operations in the health and wellness and CPG categories. She also taught raw food preparation classes and worked in world class health institutes and some of the top raw food restaurants in San Diego. She formally studied psychology with an emphasis on how nutrition affects mood, behavior and the brain and has applied this knowledge to her business endeavors.
Cassandra’s deep understanding of business operations, nutrition and food, combined with the experience of being a mother to two little ones, led her to pursue her ultimate passion: to create a one-of-a-kind HPP baby food line that would become the gold standard in childhood nutrition.
Cassandra’s Favorite Quote:
“Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right.” - Henry Ford
If Cassandra were to get a tattoo with one word that she valued, what would it be? Kindness
Cassandra’s Book Recommendation: Brene Brown - Power of Vulnerability
Giveaway: Use FIT4MOM and get 25% off any order from Once Upon a Farm Organics here: https://onceuponafarmorganics.com/
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