Episode 10: How Fresh Produce is Healing Families with Andrea Mann - The Produce Moms

The Produce Moms Podcast Episode 10

How Fresh Produce is Healing Families with Andrea Mann

“When our middle daughter, Shiloh, was 3 months old, she got very sick. She spent 96 days in the hospital, most of which she was intubated. As a result, she lost the ability to eat by mouth and ended up with a G-Tube. ”

In episode 10, Lori sits down with a real-life Produce Mom. Like we mentioned in the very first episode, many of our topics on the show are inspired by our community of Produce Moms. We want to inspire and encourage Moms all across the globe by showing them that it is possible to incorporate more fresh produce into their diets and that the long-term effects for them and their families are truly life-changing.

“She’s just a one-year-old who needed healthy food to grow, be strong and feel good. Once we switched to that, that’s exactly what happened”

Andrea is a mother of 3 children. Her second daughter, Shiloh, was diagnosed with Down Syndrome, struggled with tube feedings, and was not responding well to the formulas that the doctors were prescribing. Andrea decided to take matters into her own hands, followed her “mom” instinct, and started feeding her daughter fresh produce and other balanced whole foods through her feeding tube and she saw a complete reversal of some of the problems her daughter was having.

“Our goal for every meal is a grain, a protein, dairy a few times per day, a fruit, and a vegetable”

There’s a Produce Mom in all of us, and Andrea’s story is just one of the many that we hear about every day. Fresh produce is more than just something that’s on the food pyramid. It is changing lives, healing bodies, and helping our families become stronger and live happier, healthier lives.

Some Topics we talk about in this episode:

  • Introduction // Andrea Mann – 1:15
  • Andrea’s Story and Becoming a Mom – 4:02
  • The Doctor’s Response to Shiloh’s Turnaround – 10:10
  • Creating Healthy, Balanced Meals for Your Family – 11:52
  • The Power of “Mom” Research – 15:22
  • Shiloh’s Miraculous Progress – 17:03
  • Wrap-up – 19:00

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Lori Taylor

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms, a lifestyle media brand and community of passionate fresh produce advocates with a mission to inspire everyone, especially children, to eat more fruits and vegetables. For ten years Lori sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States. Today, Lori and her team are fully focused on educating consumers about fresh produce, introducing them to produce brands, engaging the produce industry with consumers in inspiring conversations, and promoting public policy to protect and increase the availability of fresh produce at American schools. Her work has been featured on Oprah.com, MarthaStewart.com, Huff Post, Real Simple Magazine, US Kids Magazines, GQ Magazine, Hallmark Channel as well as ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC affiliates throughout the US. Lori is the host of The Produce Moms Podcast, a seasoned Keynote Speaker, a recipient of many produce industry accolades (including Produce Business 40 Under 40, Vance Agribusiness 40 Under 40, and The Packer 25), and is currently writing her first book. Lori resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband Chip, their two sons Joe & Mac, and their Great Dane.

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