our enlightened nutrition philosophy
At Happy Family, we strive to make every bite count by starting with the highest quality organic ingredients.
But organic is just the beginning.
We add age-appropriate extra nutrition whenever possible — something we call Enlightened Nutrition. That means including superfoods like whole grains amaranth and quinoa, and fruits and veggies like kale, mango and coconut. Some products even have Salba® The SUPER Chia, probiotics, plant-based DHA and choline.
Start your little one’s First 1,000 Days with Enlightened Nutrition — the perfect recipe to grow & shine.
Amaranth is an ancient, gluten free seed that has a high protein content and is high in fiber.
Choline is a member of the B-complex vitamin group and helps to support brain and eye health. An essential nutrient, choline must be consumed through diet. Egg yolks are a good source of choline, followed by meats and fish. Choline bitartrate is the form used to fortify Happy Family products.
Coconut milk is a source of magnesium and is a great dairy free alternative to cow’s milk. Lower in sugars than both cow’s milk and rice milk, coconut milk provides fats, including lauric acid, also found in breast milk.
DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid that aids in brain and eye health. During pregnancy, Mom provides baby with DHA, but once Baby is born, she has to get her DHA from breast milk and food. Our DHA is plant-based, sustainably sourced, vegetarian, and non-GMO.
Probiotics are live, good bacteria that help balance the digestive tract. Prebiotics are non-digestible food ingredients that help stimulate the growth of good bacteria in the digestive system. They act like a fertilizer for the good bacteria already in Baby’s body. Pre and Probiotics work together to help ensure that your child’s (or your!) digestive health is maintained.
Quinoa is an ancient, gluten free seed that is high in protein, fiber and iron. Our quinoa comes from farms in the USA, Bolivia, and Peru. The Incas held quinoa in such high regard that it was thought of as sacred and called the “mother grain.”
Salba the SUPER Chia
Salba® the SUPER chia is the highest quality chia seed available and is guaranteed to be nutritionally consistent. Salba® chia seeds are grown by farmers in Argentina in a desirable soil and climate, making them a good source of omega-3s (ALA) and fiber. Salba® chia is gluten free.
Vitamin D does not occur naturally in many foods, which is why you often see foods fortified with it. It promotes calcium absorption and is needed for bone growth and maintenance.