Season 2, Episode 14: Children’s Nutrition – Plant-Based Whole Foods in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity and Diet-Related Illness

When it comes to children’s nutrition, one of the most important things is making sure they’re getting enough of the right nutrients.

However, with the prevalence of junk food and unhealthy snacks, it can be difficult to ensure that kids are getting the nourishment they need.

That’s where Sprout comes in. Founded by Oz Erbas Soydaner, a biochemist and hobby chef, Sprout is dedicated to providing healthy food options for children.

In this episode we discuss the Big Food industry dilemma, challenges in the food system, the dreaded kid’s menu, and how to work in more healthy, whole plant-based foods to fuel your children’s bodies as they grow.

Sprout offers a wide range of healthy, whole plant-based food options for children that are both nutritious and delicious. You will not want to miss this episode if you are looking to learn more about nutrition and helping your children develop healthy eating habits. You can find them at the following links:

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Ozlem (Oz) Erbas Soydaner is the Founder & CEO of Sprout, a company that makes nutrient-dense foods for kids that are 100% plant based and entirely driven by scientific research.

Sprout prides itself on the research-backed quality of its foods, and consults in depth with nutrition authorities and experts around the world.

Oz conceptualized Sprout in May 2019 after becoming a parent and noticing a market gap in healthy children’s food. At Sprout, being a biochemist and a serious hobby chef, Oz is involved in all aspects of the business including nutrition, product research and development, partnerships, business strategy and coordinating operations.

Prior to founding Sprout, Oz served as a senior consultant, strategy and operations consultant at PwC’s Middle East, the world’s largest professional management service firm, based in Abu Dhabi.

Oz has a B.Sc and M.Sc. in Biochemistry, specializing in immunology, from the Freie Universitat in Berlin, Germany.

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