Organic snack food goes mainstream


Since winning the Snack Foods Award for their Whole Kids brand of Organic Sea Salt Popcorn, Nourish Foods has continued to innovate and lead the market for healthy organic snack foods for children.

Nourish Foods co-founder Monica Waters, was delighted to have won a FOOD Challenge Awards.

“It’s fantastic to be recognised by our peers and to be part of a highly commended group of Food Challenge Award winners,” she said.

Whole Kids was officially launched in July 2005 as Australia’s first range of certified organic snacks for kids.

While working in the health industry giving advice on nutrition and exercise to new mothers and parents, Monica noticed clients commenting on their growing concern for the health of their children, and the lack of nutritious snack alternatives.

Together with husband James Meldrum, the couple established Nourish Foods and the brand Whole Kids, with the commitment to provide the highest-quality organic and natural foods for children.

In her acceptance speech at the Awards night, Monica reflected on how far the business has come in such a short time.

“Everyone at Whole Kids has worked extremely hard to make the business a success in a competitive and fast-growing market.

“To receive such an award on our second year anniversary is confirmation we’re on the right track.”

The company now exhibits at many trade shows throughout the country.

“Organic consumers are quite excited to see that organic products are finally getting mainstream recognition,” noted Meldrum.

Whole Kids products are all certified organic and include no preservatives, embodying the message that parents want healthier snacking options for their children.

Since winning the FOOD Challenge Award, Nourish Foods has launched a new organic corn chip variety and has established itself as an industry innovator.

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