“I was fed up with the lack of options. Not just for my kids — for all kids.”
Angela Sutherland | Co-Founder, CEO
When Angela became pregnant with her first child, she learned that scientists widely consider nutrition in the first 1,000 days to be the most important factor in development. She also learned about the lasting impact of specific nutrients, such as iron, calcium, and healthy fats, on a child’s neural, physical, and future metabolic health.
And yet, the working mom found no options at the grocery store she felt good about.
The aisles were dominated by options that were high in fruit sugars and low in nutrition. Together with her longtime friend Evelyn, a former WSJ and NYTimes journalist, the two built YUMI to support parents with nutrition-first meals and snacks for babies and toddlers with enriching content tailored to every developmental milestone.
Their goal is an easy, worry-free option that you can feel good about and to share knowledge that inspires a lifetime of healthy eating. They believe it is YUMI’s responsibility— and the responsibility of all food companies— to lead with science, to nourish with real foods, and to fight for a better tomorrow.
Our Health & Medical Advisors
Former Executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Former Executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) As executive director of the UN World Food Program, Josette was responsible for managing the world’s largest humanitarian organization, critically addressing the importance of the First 1,000 Days, and demanding funding and historic food aid reforms. Today, she serves as President and CEO of Asia Society.
Dina DiMaggio MD
Pediatric Associates of NYC, co-author of The Pediatrician’s Guide to Feeding Babies and Toddlers
Dina is a board-certified pediatrician and practices general pediatrics at Pediatric Associates of NYC and NYU Langone Health. She has received numerous research awards, and became a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Michael Goran, PhD
World expert on metabolic health
Dr. Michael Goran, the Professor of Pediatrics at USC and Program Director for Diabetes and Obesity at Children’s Hospital. A leading childhood nutrition researcher and an experienced public health educator, he is the author of Sugarproof: The Hidden Dangers of Sugar.
Uma Pisharody, FAAP M.D.
World expert on metabolic health
Dr. Pisharody is a pediatric gastroenterologist at the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle and was the first doctor to successfully advocate for removing juice from her hospital’s menu.
Anthony Porto MD, MPH
Associate Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Yale University, co-author of The Pediatrician’s Guide to Feeding Babies and Toddlers
Anthony is a board-certified pediatrician and board-certified pediatric gastroenterologist. He is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Yale University.
Brains are built, not born
A few key ways nutrition impacts your child’s brain.
of your baby’s caloric intake is used for brain development.
trillions of brain cell connections have been made, vital for future learning, behavior, and health.
of your baby’s brain is developed by age 3. No wonder the command center of the human body requires nutrients!