About Nurture Life
What is Nurture Life?
Nurture Life provides busy parents with delicious, nutritious, ready-to-eat meals for babies, toddlers and kids. For too long parents have had to rely on premade kids meals that lack the freshness, nutrition and variety their kids need. We created Nurture Life to give parents a stress-free solution to feeding their little ones healthy meals. No grocery shopping, chopping or cooking. Just extraordinarily kid-friendly, seriously nutritious meals you can serve in just 1 minute. Kids love our meals, parents love our convenience and nutrition. It’s a full-family win.
How does Nurture Life work?
Nurture Life is a weekly kids meal subscription service that offers the convenience of automatic deliveries with the flexibility to skip weeks, pause or cancel at any time. You can create your first order by selecting meals and snacks from our menus page. We have a $39 order minimum. Add more meals to your cart to receive free shipping and up to 10% off your order.
All our meals are made-to-order and delivered straight to your door in insulated packaging to maintain freshness. If you’re not home when they arrive, please be sure to refrigerate them as soon as they are unpacked. Our meals stay fresh in the refrigerator for a week after they arrive and have use by dates on all packaging. Our meals can also be frozen for up to 90 days as long as they’re placed in the freezer before the use by date.
Our Kids Meals need only 1 minute in the microwave, or they can be heated for a couple minutes in the oven! Our Finger Foods can be enjoyed hot or cold—if you’re heating the meal up, just make sure to transfer to a heat-safe container. Our Snacks and Grab & Go Meals are made to be served cold—perfect for any on-the-go situation! All meals include use by dates, heating instructions, full ingredient lists and nutrition facts.
For more information, please visit our How It Works page.
Who is Nurture Life for?
Nurture Life is for busy parents who want to spend less time in the kitchen and more time doing what they love—without having to settle for flavorless, unhealthy or heavily processed meals for their kids. We create delicious, nutritious kids meals for all the little ones in your home: babies who are just learning to self-feed, toddlers who love playing with their food and active kids who need well-balanced meals to power their days.
With healthy meals ready in just 1 minute, you get time back in your busy lives and your kids get healthy meals with veggies on every plate—and flavors that even picky eaters can love!
How is Nurture Life managing through COVID-19?
Every week, our customers welcome us into their homes and allow us to help nourish their families. We are grateful for the opportunity, and we take that responsibility very seriously and to heart in every action we take as a company.
Each Nurture Life meal is handmade with care in our production facility located just outside of Chicago in Bedford Park, IL.
We are an FDA-inspected facility and adhere to HACCP-compliant culinary processes, which are the most stringent food safety and preparation processes in food manufacturing.
– All team members adhere to strict hygiene and good manufacturing practices, including proper hand washing techniques and the wearing of personal protective equipment at all times (hairnets, frocks, gloves and face masks).
– We do not permit team members who exhibit any signs of illness to work in our facility and provide all team members with paid time off so that they can be paid if and when they take sick days.
– We follow rigorous sanitation practices throughout our production facility including sanitizing our facility throughout the day, during changeovers and conducting deep cleanings nightly.
– Our meals are delivered to you through UPS or United Delivery Service providing contact-free deliveries. To minimize contact, our delivery team is leaving your boxes in the safest place possible (doorstep, front porch, front desk and lobbies of your building, etc.).
We are closely monitoring the evolving guidance from the CDC, WHO, FDA and local health officials to ensure we are instituting the safest practices possible for our customers and our team members.
How do I get started?
It’s easy! Go to the menus page to browse our flavorful, nutritious meal selection and choose the perfect meals or snacks for your baby, toddler or kid.
With Nurture Life, you decide exactly what goes in your order. Click on any meal from our Menu to view nutrition facts, full ingredient lists and allergens. You can also use our filters to filter meals by dietary preferences and allergens. To add a meal to your order, click Add to Cart.
Once you’ve selected your meals, you’ll be prompted to complete the checkout process, so we can start cooking up your meals! Meals typically arrive within a week to a week and a half depending on the day you signed up and your delivery location. You will be able to view your first and future scheduled delivery days in your account. Once your meals are on their way to you, we will send you an email with the tracking information.
How much do Nurture Life meals cost?
Nurture Life meals and snacks are priced individually:
- Finger Foods: $6.89
- Kids Meals starting at: $7.99
- Snacks: $7.99
Is there an order minimum?
Yes, our order minimum starts at just $39. This helps us cover our packaging and shipping costs.
Can I make a one-time purchase?
No, Nurture Life is a weekly subscription service. However, you can skip weeks, pause or cancel your subscription at any time! If you’d like help setting up your account so that you can try a first order before committing to future orders contact our Customer Experience team at email@example.com and 312.517.1888 and we’d be happy to help you!
Meals and Nutrition
Who creates Nurture Life meals?
All Nurture Life meals are created by our team of registered dietitians and chefs to ensure meals meet the nutritional needs of growing babies and kids and offer flavors little ones love. Every Nurture Life meal is thoughtfully developed based on recommendations from the US Dietary Guidelines and American Academy of Pediatrics.
Each meal is appropriately portioned to deliver the right nutrients at each age and stage of development, focusing on organic produce, antibiotic- and hormone-free proteins and whole grains. We offer a wide variety of meals to satisfy everyone from picky to adventurous eaters and continually introduce new flavors, textures and cuisines through our menu.
What are Nurture Life meals made of?
Nurture Life meals are made using only the best ingredients focusing on organic produce, antibiotic- and hormone-free proteins and whole grains. All our fish is ASC-certified, which is the highest aquaculture standard. And all our meals are created by our team of registered dietitians and chefs ensuring the proper balance of essential nutrients, protein, veggies and fiber.
Just as important as what’s in our meals is what’s not! We cook with real, clean ingredients and never use artificial colors or flavors, high fructose corn syrup, trans fat or nitrates. We also use way less added sugar and sodium than leading kids food brands.
Where do the ingredients come from?
We source our ingredients from trusted purveyors that we thoroughly evaluate to ensure they meet our high food quality and safety standards. Examples include Bell & Evans for our antibiotic- and hormone-free chicken, Wabash Seafood for our ASC-certified salmon, Veg Fresh Farms and Harvest Direct for our organic produce, Delallo for our organic pastas and many more.
Do all Nurture Life meals include vegetables?
All Nurture Life Finger Foods and Kids Meals include vegetables. Most meals have a full serving of vegetables, and some of our meals include as many as nine in a single meal!
Are your meals allergen friendly?
Yes, we offer a variety of allergy-friendly Finger Foods, Kids Meals and Snacks, which you can find by using the filters on our menus page. All our meals are made in a facility free of peanuts and tree nuts (except coconut). Our facility does contain coconut, milk, eggs, fish (salmon), soy, wheat and sesame.
We recommend that you closely review our full ingredient lists and the “contains” statement associated with each of our meals if you have a family member with a food allergy. From our menu, these can be found by clicking on any meal. All our meal packaging includes full ingredient lists as well.
While we always follow best practices for allergen handling, if your child has celiac disease, Nurture Life might not be the right option for you. Please contact us if you have any questions about your specific needs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.517.1888.
Can I personalize my meal selections to exclude specific allergens?
Yes! To identify meals that are free from specific allergens, go to our menu, click on the Filters, select the allergens that you’d like to exclude and then click the Apply Filters button.
If you would like to permanently exclude specific allergens from a family member’s preferences, you can do so by following these instructions:
- Sign in to your account
- Click Account
- Select the family member’s Preferences that you’d like to change
- Under Allergens select the allergens that you’d like to exclude
- Be sure to click the Save Preferences button before exiting
What are Nurture Life’s food safety standards and practices?
Our number one priority is food safety, and our production facility is designed to ensure that we meet the highest food safety standards. We adhere to HACCP (hazard analysis and critical control point) compliant culinary processes, which are the most stringent food safety and preparation processes in food manufacturing. We have an FSQA (food safety and quality assurance) Manager who directs all our food safety and quality practices, as well as FSQA Technicians on duty at all times during our operations.
Is Nurture Life FDA inspected?
Our production facility is FDA inspected.
Managing Your Subscription
How do I change my meals?
Sign in to your account and go to Orders. Click into a specific week to view the meals that are scheduled for delivery, then select Edit Meals to change your meals. Use the + sign to add meals and – sign to remove meals. Be sure to click the Save Changes button once you’ve changed your meals to confirm your changes.
What is the weekly order cutoff date and time to change my meals or skip a week?
The deadline to change your meals or skip a week depends on your delivery day. Sign into your account and go to Orders. You will see the order cutoff date and time below each week. Your order cutoff stays the same from week to week!
You will also receive a reminder email three days prior to the order cutoff date and time each week reminding you to make changes or skip a week.
Can I skip a week?
Absolutely! Sign in and go to Orders. Select the upcoming week you’d like to skip, scroll down and click Skip Week. The deadline to skip a week is your weekly order cutoff date and time, which can be found in your Orders. Orders that do not have an Open status are past the order cutoff date and time and cannot be skipped. You will be responsible for the charges associated with a confirmed order.
How do I change my weekly order preferences?
With Nurture Life, you can define exactly how you’d like us to fill your order each week. You can choose your own meals each week, or you can have us choose your meals based on your dietary, meal and quantity preferences. Simply sign into your account, and then under Account, select the family member’s preferences that you’d like to change. You can then edit their meal type, dietary preferences, allergens, number of meals received per order and permanently include or exclude specific meals in all upcoming orders.
Please note that if you change your family’s preferences after an order cutoff has already passed, that order will be filled based on your previous preferences. All future orders will be filled based on your new preferences.
Shipping and Delivery
Where do you deliver?
We deliver to the entire contiguous United States.
How will my order be shipped?
Your meals will be shipped in insulated packaging with gel packs designed to keep our meals at or below refrigerated temperatures for a minimum of 48 hours.
We use UPS (United Parcel Service) and UDS (United Delivery Service) to deliver your order directly to your door.
Are Nurture Life meals shipped frozen?
All our meals are shipped cold at refrigerated temperatures, but never frozen. Once your meals arrive, they will stay fresh for 6–7 days in your refrigerator depending on your delivery day. All our meals include use by dates on the meal packaging. Our meals, except for our Grab & Go meals, can be frozen for up to 90 days as long as they are placed in the freezer before the use by date.
How do my meals stay fresh in transit?
To keep your meals cold and fresh throughout their journey to you, we use insulated packaging and non-toxic gel packs designed to keep your meals at or below refrigerated temperatures for a minimum of 48 hours until their arrival to you. As our meals are perishable, please place them in the refrigerator as soon as you receive them to ensure maximum freshness.
Packaging and Recycling
What is your food packaging made of?
Our food packaging is made from the highest quality food-grade plastics available and are BPA, PVC and phthalate free.
Is Nurture Life packaging recyclable?
All our packaging is recyclable except for the seals and the interior of the gel packs.
Our jars and paper sleeves are recyclable. Dispose of these in your curbside recycling bin. Jar lids and trays are made of #5 plastic and can be disposed of in most curbside recycling bins. (Check your local recycling program.)
Our insulated liner is made from 85% recycled plastic bottles and is just as simple to recycle as your average beverage bottle! Simply place the liner in your curbside recycling bin along with any other plastic household containers.
Our non-toxic gel packs can be stored in your freezer and reused any time! If you’d like to dispose of a pack, simply thaw on your counter, cut the package open, discard the gel in the trash and recycle the plastic bag anywhere #4 plastic is accepted. (Check your local grocery store.)
Our boxes are made from over 85% recycled corrugated cardboard and are 100% recyclable. Simply recycle them in your curbside bin or let your kid’s imagination go wild and get cardboard crafty with forts, costumes and more!
What are the gel packs made of and are they recyclable?
Our non-toxic gel packs are made from a viscous gel refrigerant that is over 99% water and can be stored in your freezer and reused any time. If you’d like to dispose of a pack, simply thaw it on your counter, cut the package open, discard the gel in the trash, rinse it out, let it dry and recycle the plastic bag anywhere #4 plastic is accepted. (Check your local grocery store.)