Happy Family is a mom-founded and -operated premium organic food company that’s changed the way we feed our children. When Founder and CEO Shazi Visram saw her friend, a new mom, struggle to find healthy food options for her baby, she found her purpose: give babies their healthiest, happiest beginning by offering parents organic, thoughtfully-made food. She didn’t just envision a business—she saw a social imperative to address the health issues linked to childhood nutrition.
Launched on Mother’s Day 2006 as Happy Baby, we've grown up into Happy Family and offer a comprehensive, for-all-ages assortment of organic meals and snacks. We've partnered with game-changing organizations since day one, and continue to nourish more healthy bodies worldwide.
Take a Journey Through Our Happy Story
While attending Columbia Business School, Shazi nurtures the spark of an idea—start a nationally impactful baby food company that gives our children the healthiest, happiest start, and will also do good in every way. In 2005, Shazi finds the perfect partner in Jessica, and Happy starts growing.
Hello world! Happy Family is born on Mother’s Day 2006 and launches with a premium organic frozen baby food line in five Gourmet Garage locations.
We proudly introduce Happy Bellies—the first organic baby food cereal optimized with probiotics and DHA. Despite the fanfare around our frozen baby food meals, it isn’t making the impact we hoped for—new moms aren’t thinking of the freezer aisle for baby food. So, we pivot our strategy and begin one of our most important quests: finding an alternative to the glass jar.
After years of passionate, exhaustive research, we introduce pouches to the market, “the true alternative to the glass jar.” Recognized for its innovation, the design is also kid-friendly, convenient, and socially responsible. Equally exciting, Happy Family is featured in the AMEX Small Business commercial and Shazi is recognized as an influential entrepreneur.
We bring some of the first gluten free baby products to market….and celebrate two other very special arrivals—the births of Shazi’s son Zane and Jessica’s son Leland.
Shazi is named Ernst and Young’s ‘Entrepreneur of the Year for New York’ and nominated by Babble as “one of the moms changing the world” (we couldn’t agree more!). We’re also named Target’s Vendor of the Year, happily reaching more moms and helping more babies thrive.
We proudly spend 2 years on the Inc. 500 list as “Fastest Growing Organic Food Company” and are recognized as one of the “Fastest Women-Owned/Led” companies. Crain’s New York Business names us to its ‘40 Under 40’ list and we receive the Inner City Award from ICIC (Initiative for a Competitive Inner City).
Truly a dream-big moment, Shazi dines with the President of the United States, only after he names her a “Rockstar of the New Economy” and publicly praises Happy Family’s instrumental role in improving children’s nutrition and happiness around the world.