We thank the Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation for creating this opportunity to put a national spotlight on people with feeding tubes. Julie Bombacino, Co-Founder, Real Food Blends
CHESTERTON, Ind. (PRWEB) February 05, 2018
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, applauds the Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation and joins them in celebrating the 8th annual Feeding Tube Awareness Week, a worldwide event they started to increase awareness of feeding tubes and enteral feeding. During this special week, the company is also excited to announce over 1,400% revenue growth from 2014 – 2017; a testament to the desire and need of tube-fed people who want real food and nutritional variety, and the power of a movement that has changed and disrupted a multi-billion dollar market forever.
The Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation works to ensure the dialogue around tube feeding is focused on the positive benefits of getting nutrition support. This year’s theme of Feeding Tube Awareness Week is “Fired Up About Nutrition”, a topic that is near and dear to the co-founders of Real Food Blends, Julie & Tony Bombacino. Inspired by their own tube-fed son, the Bombacinos originally launched Real Food Blends with the belief that everyone deserves real food and nutritional variety. Several years and millions of meals sold later, the company now offers 5 different 100% real food meals to give people with feeding tubes easy access to a wide variety of whole foods, at home, in-patient or on-the-go.
“We’ve offered a variety of meals from the very start, because we whole-heartedly believe in the benefits of nutritional variety,” said Julie Bombacino, Co-Founder and CEO of Real Food Blends. “People who eat orally don’t eat the same thing for every meal, every day, and people with feeding tubes shouldn’t have to either. We see the benefits of real food nutrition every day with our own tube-fed son and we’re proud to support this year’s Feeding Tube Awareness Week and its focus on nutrition – and being “Fired Up” about it. Our son’s feeding tube has helped us provide him with real food and nutritional variety when he couldn’t safely eat orally and we thank the Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation for creating this opportunity to put a national spotlight on people with feeding tubes.”
In addition to embracing the nutrition support provided by feeding tubes, Real Food Blends is also focused on bringing back the joy of mealtime for people with feeding tubes during this important awareness week – and announcing their “MUST HAVES” for Tube Feeding Giveaway where two people will win a prize package that includes: a 12-Pack of Real Food Blends meals, a 5-Pack of Granulotion, three 60cc O-Ring Syringes from the Squirrel Store, three Tubie Pads from Tickle Me Tubies, a bFed starter kit from U Deliver Medical (including their new Bolee Bags and Bolink cap sets), a copy of the book Stand for Food, a copy of the book Complete Tube Feeding, one Squeasy Gear bottle and one Feeding Tube Awareness t-shirt -- and one lucky Grand Prize Winner will win this entire prize pack AND a Vitamix Blender. Visit http://www.RealFoodBlends.com/MustHavesGiveway to enter before February 9, 2018.
“You hear the word ‘feeds’ a lot in the feeding tube community, and during Feeding Tube Awareness week, and every week, we’re working to change that mentality and bring back ‘mealtime’ for people with feeding tubes,” said Tony Bombacino, Co-Founder and CMO of Real Food Blends. “The term ‘feeds’ sounds very clinical and removed from the typical mealtime experience that oral eaters (aka, human beings) enjoy every day -- sitting around a table with loved ones, sharing food and spending time together. We created 5 different meals on purpose, not only to give people with feeding tubes easy access to nutritional variety, but to invite them back to mealtime with their friends and family so they can enjoy many of the same foods again. Sharing a meal is an important part of the human experience and we have always felt that people with feeding tubes should still get to enjoy that, too.”
Real Food Blends will be highlighting customer stories throughout Feeding Tube Awareness Week on the company’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/RealFoodBlends, which talk about embracing feeding tubes, the importance and joy of mealtime, and nutritional variety. To learn more about Real Food Blends meals, which feature 100% real food with no preservatives or corn syrup, visit 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 durable medical equipment, medical supply and home infusion companies or direct via RealFoodBlends.com and Amazon.com.