Many parents can attest to the fact that transitioning from milk to solid food can be tricky. How do you know if you’re giving your young one the best? First Spoons aims to ease your mind with its line of organic and nutritious toddler meals. The company offers three stages of meal plans based on the age of your child. Plus meals are delivered straight to your door, making the whole process easy as pie!
First Spoons will be at the New York Baby Show on May 20 and 21, at Pier 94.
The nation’s largest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler. From top products to trusted parenting experts, the New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!
Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.
To learn more about First Spoons, we spoke with Delyan Terziev, the company’s co-founder. For someone unfamiliar with First Spoons, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?
First Spoons is passionate about improving the healthy eating habits of our children. Solid foundations are essential in preparing children for their healthiest beginnings in life. Our programs are for babies at the critical ages of 4 months to 48 months of age.
We value quality and flavor over quantity and shelf life. Our customized program exclusively uses fresh food deliciously cooked from scratch, with no additives, sugars, salt, colors or preservatives ever. By choosing to start children off this way, parents imprint the correct variety of food preferences early on, promoting continued healthy habits as they grow. We believe in providing nutritional intelligence to youngsters. One way we do this is not by teaching kids to love fruits and vegetables on their own, as opposed to those being items on their plate they must eat to get their dessert or a reward. Our prepared food allows for more time spent with your children, as opposed to shopping and cooking food.
#1 Setting Children Up For Their Healthiest Beginnings – With the increase in obesity, heart disease and diabetes in this country, we at First Spoons find it vital to develop healthy eating habits at a young age. We offer locally sourced food with a homemade taste without all the byproducts and fillers that are so often the cause of many of the above ailments. Everything is healthy, organic, and wholesome.
On our plan, we build a better food system for children that introduces them to healthy fats, lean meats, cheese, yogurt, fish, fruit, and vegetables. When children become accustomed to eating in a balanced way, it sets them up for a healthy life in the long-term.
#2 Providing Children With A Nutritional Intelligence – Nutritional Intelligence, as defined by Alan Green, is the ability to recognize and enjoy healthy amounts of good food. It can be cultivated by training the palate the same way one learns a language. First Spoons maximizes this pivotal window of opportunity to imprint and help children make healthy food choices.
#3 Variety In Healthy Food Choices – Childhood is not something that one can re-do. Upon first taste, babies have the opportunity to learn about food. First Spoons offers an abundance of a variety of our seasonally fresh produce. Such choices would be hard to come by if one were to singlehandedly prepare their children’s food. Therefore, children deserve quality food products, designed with their health in mind.
#4 The Body’s Maximum Genetic Potential – Homemade, organic food, cooked with tender loving care is what sets First Spoons apart from the rest. Good food is the only way to help the body reach its maximum potential in every way. This is especially crucial for children as they grow and develop. First Spoons uses only the purest ingredients balanced with essential nutrients and vitamins to complement and enhance a child’s growth process from the inside out.
Tell us about the company’s background. When did it start and how has it evolved since then? We first came up with the concept of First Spoons back in August 2015 — about a month after our daughter started to eat solid food. Then, for a few months, we did some research and got the concept together for what would ultimately become First Spoons. We thought of the kind of food we wanted to produce (perhaps the most important part!), who our clients would be, and then hired the team around May 2016.
After we had the majority of recipes, we started building up the kitchen, in terms of safety and equipment, specifically geared towards children’s food. After some further preparation, we did a soft open in October 2016 where every week we cooked and tried out new recipes.
And finally, about a month ago, we sold our first meal!
What are the most popular and/or newest products from First Spoons?
We at First Spoon pride ourselves on being the first healthy children’s meal service in the United States, and the most popular aspect of our company is that mothers can save a great deal of money, as well as a lot of hours usually spent shopping and cooking. At the same time, they can rest assured knowing their children are eating healthy, delicious food cooked according to World Health Organization requirements.
So, just what do our customers love the most? Take your pick:
- My First Cottage Pie
- Spinach in the Sky
- Minestrone Soup
- Pumpkin Soup
- Rigatoni Pasta Marinara
- Crusty Smoky Salmon
- Coco-nana ice cream
- Monkey Muffins
What sets First Spoons apart in the baby food marketplace?
It’s simple: we focus on not only healthy options for your children but also educating parents on the do’s and don’ts of what children should and should not eat. We offer more value for your buck than anybody else in the baby food business. Our food is organic, fresh, non-GMO, low in sugar, low in sodium, and cooked with farm fresh hand-selected ingredients.
We focus on food, yes, but we also want to deliver something more than that: a nutritional intelligence that’ll last even after you’ve finished the meal.
- A healthy variety
- Both vegetarian & non-vegetarian meals
- Full-service Monday to Saturday
- Three meals a day
- The freshest food on the market for babies, toddlers, and kids
- We teach your children the importance of eating fruits and vegetables
Bottom line: If you’re a parent who cares about the future of your child, First Spoons has a product for you!
What can parents expect from First Spoons at the New York Baby Show? First Spoons will be giving away FREE samples of our food. We’ll also give away a chance for customers to win a free First Spoons delivery. Plus we’ll give $30 off and FREE SHIPPING to ALL Baby Show visitors who sign up with First Spoons. We’ll answer all questions that visitors may have and will let them know why First Spoons offers the most value, more than anyone else in the baby food business. We will basically set America up for A Delicious Revolution!
To learn more about First Spoons, check out firstspoons.com.