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Our Story

Late one night, after a hectic day at work and evening spent feeding their son, chasing him around a grass field, reading stories, then putting him down for bed, our co-founder Jennifer found herself washing, chopping, prepping and cooking her son’s meals for the next day. By midnight, she was finally finished and thought, there has to be a better way... and the idea for Nurture Life was born. The following year Jennifer and her partner Steve left their careers in the tech industry and started Nurture Life.

At Nurture Life, our passion is to impact the healthy development of children.
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The idea for our business was born out of the time consuming and often stressful process of cooking fresh, wholesome meals for our son. Balancing the nutrition and variety, on top of busy lives and limited evening and weekend time, three meals a day, seven days a week, is challenging.

Through this experience and speaking to parents with similar experiences, we felt a great opportunity lay in front of us…to help make it easier for parents to feed their kids healthy, delicious, properly portioned meals, from the start.

That’s why we are focused on creating freshly-made, wholesome, ready-to-eat meals that are convenient for families by delivering them weekly, straight to your doors.
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All our recipes are developed by our chef and pediatric dietitian. All our ingredients are sourced from the best farmers and purveyors. All our meals are prepared, cooked and packaged in our state-of-the-art production facility in the heart of Chicago. Our freshly-made meals are shipped refrigerated, not frozen. When families receive our meals, they just need to refrigerate them then reheat when they’re ready to be served.

Nurture Life is the business we’ve always dreamed of starting: We are passionate about helping families, like our own, feed their kids great food without the stress of having to do everything themselves. We want to help change the way families feed their children.