People who eat orally don't eat the same foods all day every day -- for every single meal, and we believe people with feeding tubes shouldn't have to either. - Julie Bombacino, Co-Founder & CEO, Real Food Blends
Chesterton, IN (PRWEB) October 03, 2017
Real Food Blends, makers of 100% real food meals for people with feeding tubes, and the company that started a real food revolution in the medical community, is taking on the most important meal of the day, breakfast. Available nationwide starting today, through the company's website and large network of DMEs, medical supply and home infusion companies, the new Eggs, Apples & Oats meal includes apples, eggs, oats, flaxseed oil, and zucchini and becomes the fifth different meal variety offered by Real Food Blends, along with their other meals that feature Salmon, Oats & Squash; Orange Chicken, Carrots & Brown Rice; Quinoa, Kale & Hemp; and Beef, Potatoes & Spinach.
“Our goal with developing new meals is always to create recipes that offer a wide variety of quality, whole food ingredients. People who eat orally do not eat the same foods all day every day for every single meal, and we believe people with feeding tubes shouldn't have to either. Our customers have consistently asked for a meal that incorporates traditional breakfast ingredients, and we’re thrilled to now be able to offer that in a way that provides the same great nutrition profile as our other four meals,” said Julie Bombacino, Co-Founder & CEO, Real Food Blends.
Real Food Blends was founded to give people with feeding tubes easy access to 100% real food and nutritional variety -- at home or on-the-go. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans from the USDA and the US Department of Health and Human Services says that, "nutritional needs should be met primarily from foods" and people of all ages should specifically focus on "nutrient-dense foods." People with feeding tubes benefit from a varied diet just like oral eaters. All five meals offered by Real Food Blends are designed to be used together to provide a wide variety of whole food ingredients and nutrition -- or you can choose to use only some of the meals along with home blends or traditional formulas -- it doesn't have to be all or nothing.
“We originally launched Real Food Blends with three different meal options to provide nutritional variety and to bring back mealtime for people with feeding tubes. People in the tube-feeding community often talk about ‘feeds’ instead of meals, and we feel this just further isolates those who rely on a feeding tube. Beyond nutrition, mealtime has important psychological benefits, providing an opportunity for families to bond and spend quality time together. Now, with our new Eggs, Apples & Oats meal, those with feeding tubes can enjoy traditional breakfast foods during breakfast 'mealtime' with the rest of their loved ones,” said Tony Bombacino, Co- Founder, Real Food Blends.
Blended diets for people with feeding tubes continue to gain popularity and support from medical professionals as more people depend on feeding tubes and seek alternatives to traditional formulas. A recent study by The Mayo Clinic found that 80 percent of tube-fed people are interested in following a blended real food diet. Real Food Blends meals provide an easy and convenient way to have access to a blended diet as each meal is shelf stable and made of 5-7 whole food ingredients and doesn't contain any corn syrup, preservatives or synthetic additives.
The new Eggs, Apples & Oats meal is available nationwide right now through the company’s large network of DMEs, medical supply, and home infusion companies or direct via Realfoodblends.com.
ABOUT REAL FOOD BLENDS
Real Food Blends makes 100% real food meals for people with feeding tubes. Born from Julie & Tony Bombacino’s love for their own tube-fed son and a belief that we all deserve real food and nutritional variety, the meals are free of corn syrup and preservatives, are shelf-stable and covered by many insurance plans. With millions of meals sold, they are available nationwide through DMEs, medical supply and home infusion companies or direct via RealFoodBlends.com and Amazon.com.