Motivated by my own health history and my education and experience in integrative medicine, the inspiration for TRUST came from one of the greatest blessings of all: our first son was born in August of 2007! As our “healthy nugget” grew out of the breastfeeding stage, my husband and I were disheartened to find that many foods, even those described as “healthy” really weren’t nutritious at all. At camps, schools, airports, restaurants and elsewhere- where can families find truly nutritious food? How can I be sure that my family is getting the essential vitamins and minerals they need to build strong bodies and brains? Why can’t nutritious food taste phenomenal?
As I searched to find healthy options for my children (my husband and I now have 3 sons!), the repetitive incidence of malnourishment in my severely ill patients provided further motivation to create nutritious food options. I saw too many younger patients fall ill in part due to the insufficiency of nutrition in their diets Kids and adults today consume foods that are detrimental to health or are devoid of meaningful nutrition. Busy lifestyles, convenience and taste preferences all play roles in these choices but ultimately the unfortunate result is weaker bodies and minds.
So, I decided we must try to create food that families could trust for wholesomeness, nutrition and with ingredients sourced as close to nature as possible. Hippocrates said it best nearly 2,400 years ago “let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. Over the past few years, I have worked with TRUST’s Stephanie Troisi and others to develop recipes incorporating some of nature’s most nourishing, non-GMO, gluten-free and grain-free ingredients.