Shaping Early Palates

Nurture Life

2020 Progress Report

Year Committed: 2020
Length of Commitment: 3 years

Committed to promoting vegetables, plant proteins, and whole grain consumption and reducing the sodium, added sugars, and saturated fat in its products. Nurture Life will also develop an educational campaign for parents around the importance of early palate development and a diet filled with vegetables and limited added sugar and salt.

Verified Results

  • Implementation Date

    February 2023

    Reporting Date

    February 2021

    Commitment Element

    Reduce sodium in the food portfolio so that 100% of the Baby Stage 3 Plan and 75% of the Toddler and and Kids Plans meet the PHA guideline of no more than 1.2 milligrams of sodium per Calorie.

    Progress To Date

    Nurture Life is making progress toward its commitment with 73% of Baby Stage 3 Plan and 40% of Toddler and Kids Plan meals meeting the PHA guideline for sodium of no more than 1.2 milligrams of sodium per calorie.

  • Implementation Date

    February 2023

    Reporting Date

    February 2021

    Commitment Element

    Reduce added sugars in toddler foods portfolio so that 100% of the Baby Stage 3 Plan have 1 gram or less of added sugar and 100% of Toddler Food Plan and Kids Plans meet the PHA guideline of less than 10% of Calories from added sugars.

    Progress To Date

    Nurture Life is making progress toward its commitment with 91% of Baby Stage 3 Plan meals containing 1 gram of added sugar or less and 100% of Toddler and Kids Plan meals meeting the PHA guideline of less than 10% of calories from added sugars.

  • Implementation Date

    February 2023

    Reporting Date

    February 2021

    Commitment Element

    Reduce saturated fat in Toddler Plan and Kids Plan so that 75% meet the PHA guideline of less that 10% of Calories from saturated fat.

    Progress To Date

    Nurture Life is making progress toward its commitment with 71% of Toddler and Kids Plan meals meeting the PHA guideline of less than 10% of calories from saturated fat.

  • Implementation Date

    February 2023

    Reporting Date

    February 2021

    Commitment Element

    Ensuring 95% of food portfolio products for Baby Stage 3 Plan and Toddler Plan and Kids Plan have a minimum of one (1) serving of vegetables.

    Progress To Date

    Nurture Life is making progress toward its commitment with 91% of Baby Stage 3, Toddler and Kids Plan food portfolio products containing at least one serving of vegetables.

  • Implementation Date

    February 2023

    Reporting Date

    February 2021

    Commitment Element

    Ensuring a minimum of 25% of food portfolio products for Toddler Plan and Kids Plan have a minimum of one (1) serving of plant-based protein source.

    Progress To Date

    Nurture Life is making progress toward its commitment with 7% of Toddler and Kids Plan meals providing a minimum of one serving of plant-based protein source.

  • Implementation Date

    February 2023

    Reporting Date

    February 2021

    Commitment Element

    Ensuring 75% grains offered for Toddler and Kids Plans are whole grains where grains are offered.

    Progress To Date

    Nurture Life is making progress toward its commitment with whole grains included in 68% of offerings containing grains in the Toddler and Kids Plans.

  • Implementation Date

    February 2023

    Reporting Date

    February 2021

    Commitment Element

    Educate families by launching a campaign to educate parents about: * The role early palate development and training plays in setting children up for a lifetime of better eating and better health; * Importance of consuming vegetables; * Importance of limiting added sugar and salts.

    Progress To Date

    Nurture Life has joined PHA's "Veggies Early and Often" campaign, actively participating in the dissemination of information surrounding the importance of vegetables in baby, toddler and kids diets. The campaign launched in January of 2021 and will continue throughout the year.

  • Implementation Date

    February 2023

    Reporting Date

    February 2021

    Commitment Element

    Increase access for lower income populations by donating a minimum of 1,000 meals annually to family shelters and Food Bank pantries in the Chicago-land area.

    Progress To Date

    Between March 2020 and January 2021, Nurture Life donated 5590 meals to food pantries and community organizations including Lakeview Pantry, Save Money Save Life, Bronzeville Academy, StayLit Community Youth Services, Parents for Peace and Justice and LoveFridge.

Partner Statement

Nurture Life is a baby, toddler and kid meal service dedicated to providing veggie forward meals, balanced with antibiotic free proteins and whole grains to offer a nutritious and convenient option for busy parents that are loved by kids. We’re honored to partner with a Partnership for a Healthier America and look forward to working together to promote better nutrition for all children.