Healthy Snack Success: Chia Leah Chosen for The Good Food Accelerator

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Provider of High-Quality Grab-no-Go Foods Selected to Receive Strategic Resources to Accelerate Growth

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"Thanks to GFA, we will be able to bring our brand to more stores and therefore, more consumers that want to fuel their families with wholesome and healthy snacks that also taste great!"

Today, Chia Leah, provider of wholesome, high-quality grab-n-go snacks to energize people and encourage healthy eating habits, is announcing it has been selected to be part of the sixth cohort of The Good Food Accelerator (GFA) program.

“We are thrilled to broaden the availability of our ground-breaking snacks that promote healthier eating,” said Leah Bostrom, founder and CEO of Chia Leah. “As a mother of three, I recognize the challenges of choosing healthy options - particularly for busy, on-the-go families. Chia Leah is dedicated to delivering nutritious food with real ingredients. Thanks to GFA, we will be able to bring our brand to more stores and therefore, more consumers that want to fuel their families with wholesome and healthy snacks that also taste great!”

Following an extensive review of Midwest-based entrepreneurs, GFA will support Chia Leah as part of a six-month intensive development program focused on coaching, strategic support and access to capital to help drive commercial success.

“Chia Leah is an example of the type of company we seek to support,” said Shelby Parchman, managing director of the Good Food Accelerator. “With a focus on providing resources and structure to growing food businesses, we’re able to help the industry innovate, while also helping entrepreneurs build scalable and successful companies.”

Chia Leah is available at several grocery stores and retailers throughout the Chicagoland area. For more information about Chia Leah, and to purchase, visit http://www.chialeah.com.

About Chia Leah
Chia Leah, based in suburban Wilmette, provides wholesome, high-quality grab-n-go snacks to energize people and encourage healthy eating habits. Developed by certified health coach Leah Bostrom, with real ingredients and without refined sugars or preservatives, Chia Leah snacks are produced in small batches to ensure items are fresh, tasty and, most importantly, nutritious. Chia Leah is made for anyone looking to upgrade their snacks with a vegan, gluten-free, truly clean product that is a smart and scrumptious alternative to mass-produced foods.

About The Good Food Accelerator
The Good Food Accelerator (GFA) gets emerging Good Food CPG (consumer packaged goods) brands ready for prime time, giving them the skills to scale up. Now in its sixth year, this fellowship program for food entrepreneurs is based at 1871, Chicago’s center of innovation. Fellows are paired with industry-leading mentors and are connected to potential customers and investors. This is the nation’s first accelerator focused on building supply chains for sustainable local food.

GFA helps food entrepreneurs expand the production, marketing and distribution of locally and responsibly produced food, in order to enhance the social, economic and environmental health of our communities. We provide competitively selected fellows with coaching, mentoring, strategic support, and access to resources and sources of capital so they can thrive commercially and have a powerful ripple effect on the local economy.

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