Are your products Non-GMO?
All NurturMe products are non-GMO.
Are your products USDA Certified Organic?
All NurturMe products are certified organic, kosher and have been inspected by the FDA. To obtain organic certification, best practices for food safety are heightened to avoid any cross contamination with non-organic. The standards and sanitary practices are one step more stringent than non-organic products.
Are your products kosher?
All NurturMe products are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union.
Are your products FDA approved?
All of our raw materials are FDA approved, and all of our products are manufactured in FDA approved facilities. In addition, all NurturMe products are certified organic, kosher and have been inspected by the FDA. The facilities we work with all hold high ratings for their Good Manufacturing Practices from third party-approved auditors. Along with working with reputable supply chain partners, we perform detailed micro and chemical analysis on all finished goods to ensure that our little customers are consuming the safest food possible.
What does “Tummy-Friendly” mean?
NurturMe’s organic tummy friendly baby and toddler foods are free from common allergens that can upset sensitive bellies and promote good digestive health. That means zero gluten, dairy, soy, egg or guilt. Additionally, our ancient grain based cereals and snacks deliver a daily dose of probiotics.
Are your products vegan friendly?
All of our products are vegan friendly, with the exception of our Cheddar and Broccoli Quinoa Squares, our honey flavored Ancient Grain Cookies, and our cocoa flavored Ancient Grain Cookies. Our Cheddar and Broccoli Quinoa Squares have been discontinued from our line as party of our Tummy Friendly initiative. Beginning spring 2017, this particular flavor will be phased out of NurturMe’s product lineup online and in stores.
Are your products manufactured in facilities with allergens? If so, what do you do to prevent cross contamination?
While we do not make any specific “nut-free” claims, our products are not made using nuts or tree nuts, with the exception of coconut oil used in our 100% Quinoa Squares, and coconut cream in our Dairy Free Yogurt Alternatives. Our manufacturers’ facilities are peanut-free, but do contain tree nuts. However, all equipment with allergens undergoes a certified cleaning process to ensure there is not cross-contamination between products. As with all special dietary concerns, we recommend checking with your pediatrician if you have any further doubts or concerns.
What are probiotics?
Probiotics are live, active, good bacteria that can aid infants and toddlers to create a healthy colony of bacteria and microbes within their gastrointestinal systems.
Why should I give my infant or toddler probiotics?
There are a variety of factors that can negatively affect the natural bacteria and digestive development of infants and toddlers. For example, if a baby is bottle fed, delivered via C-section or has to be put on antibiotics, any and all of these can lower the amount of naturally-occurring beneficial bacteria and change the overall balance of their digestive system. Even if a baby has not experienced any of the above, all babies are born with sterile digestive tracts and must work to build beneficial bacteria and create a healthy microbiome. Using a proven probiotic strain like GanedenBC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086) can aid infants & toddlers in this process.
How often should my infant or toddler have probiotics?
Probiotics are transient, meaning that they do not stay permanently in the digestive system and must be taken daily to confer health benefits.
Can my child consume too many probiotics from NurturMe products?
No, GanedenBC30 has been tested and proven safe for up to 94 times the necessary daily intake without any adverse effects.
Is it the same as the probiotics found in yogurt?
Yogurt companies use starter cultures which are not the same as probiotic bacteria and don’t provide the same benefits. Some yogurt companies add probiotic bacteria to their end product to make probiotic claims. But the benefits and inclusion levels are strain specific and as these strains are very fragile, which makes their survival through the manufacturing process, shelf life and digestive transit a challenge.
What probiotic strain do you use?
NurturMe’s quinoa-based meals and snacks are fortified with GanedenBC30, which has been proven to be safe and effective in supporting immune health and digestive health, and is so gentle it has Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status from the FDA for infant formula. It is also certified kosher, halal, gluten free, natural, organic compliant and non-GMO.
Is your probiotic strain safe?
Yes, GanedenBC30 is extremely safe, even at high doses, and has Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status from the FDA. The safety data for GanedenBC30 shows that a person can safely take up to 94 times the necessary daily intake without any adverse effects. It is also the first bacillus coagulan probiotic to receive FDA GRAS for use in infant formula based on its safety.
Which of your products have probiotics?
All of our ancient grain-based cereals and snacks are fortified with a daily recommended dose of probiotics to promote good digestive health. This includes the Organic Quinoa Baby Cereals, 100% Quinoa Squares and Ancient Grain Cookies.
Where are your ingredients sourced from and why?
We purchase our Fair Trade organic quinoa from local cooperatives in South America. NurturMe is dedicated to giving back to the region by supporting the local families in the farming and surrounding rural areas where our quinoa is sourced through our charitable NurturNiños program.
How should I serve and store the products?
As we have a vast number of items, we recommend you check the back of packaging for specific storage instructions
How long are products good for after opening?
Our Power Blends squeeze pouches are best if consumed within 24 hours after opening if refrigerated. Our Quinoa Baby Cereals should be consumed immediately after mixing with a liquid. Ancient Grain Cookies, Quinoa Squares and Yum-A-Roo toddler snacks are best consumed within the week after opening. Safe storage instructions can be found on our packaging.
What is the shelf life of your products?
For quality freshness, consume the products by the “best before” date listed on the packages.
Are your products available internationally?
Although we do not ship internationally from NurturMe.com, our products are available internationally through iHerb.com.
Where can I purchase NurturMe products?
You can purchase NurturMe products at a store near you through https://nurturme.com/where-to-find-us/. Additionally, our products may be purchased via our online store and other websites including SamsClub.com, BuyBuyBaby.com, Amazon.com, Jet.com, and iHerb.com.
Who do I contact about a product issue or concern?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any issues or concerns, and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.
Why quinoa for babies and toddlers?
Quinoa is gentle, easily digestible and naturally hypoallergenic – gluten, dairy, and soy free. It is also a complete protein with all essential and non-essential amino acids. It has natural choline for brain development, along with omega 3, 6, 9 fatty acids for brain and eye development. It is also a natural fiber that acts as a prebiotic to assist with digestion.
Q&A with Dr. Jana on the website: https://nurturme.com/why-ancient-grains
Does NurturMe support any charitable organizations?
NurturMe supports a variety of charitable organizations to support children’s health and wellness on a local, national and international level. We are currently in partnership with NurturNiños, Feed The Children, and the Autism Hope Alliance.