EPISODE 138: NOURISHING OUR BODY & SOUL W/ AGATHA ACHINDU

 

In honor of National Nutrition Month, we have the INCREDIBLE Agatha Achindu, founder of Yummy Spoonfuls and health advocate, to speak on the importance of nutrition and wellness. When this topic comes up, people automatically associate the terms with food and losing weight (๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ& we did too for a while) but we uncover that wellness is multi-dimensional.

โ€œWhen you really find the inner joy that you love your body you start thinking about the things you put in itโ€- Agatha Achindu

During our conversation, we learn when and how Agatha found her passion, the risks she took to follow it and the times her faith was tested along the way. Trust us, Agatha is a game changer and nothing will stand in her way in spreading her message.

โ€œItโ€™s important as parents, especially us mothers [because we are the ones who really make the decisions at home] to help our children, to train them from day one to eat healthy so we can give them a legacy of wellness because we all know somebody who has some type of chronic illness that has to do with their lifestyleโ€ - Agatha Achindu

We ask how we as moms can transfer these ideals to our children. As she says, studies have shown that it takes a child up to 99 tries for them to like a certain food - sending you and ourselves...

Agatha Achindu is the founder of Yummy Spoonfuls Organic Baby & Tots Food. A farm girl at heart, she was raised on her parentsโ€™ organic farm in Cameroon, West Africa. Her passion for sharing this deep knowledge of healthy food inspired her to leave a corporate IT career to change the way Americans feed their babies. Change agent and innovator, Agatha shook the grocery industry with a new approach to convenience food. Now she engages audiences worldwide as a panelist, keynote speaker, media personality, and writer. She regularly contributes to the Washington Post, and lectures graduate-level business classes at leading universities. Agatha encourages people to create a better world by living their dreams, and realizing their full potential.

Here are a couple resources she mentions during her interview:

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Food Policy Action

For more information and yummy(spoonfuls) & recipes, visit Agatha here: 

@AgathaAchindu Instagram/ Twitter/ Facebook

@YummySpoonfuls  Instagram/Twitter/Facebook

www.agathaachindu.com 

www.yummyspoonfuls.com 

Pick or Tip of the Week

Agatha is asking every mom to help another parent who doesnโ€™t have food to feed their kid to reach out and help. As she says, you don't need to make millions to make a difference. 

She also shares with us her 5 healthy back-to-school grocery shopping tips

Also! Look out for Yummy Spoonfuls later this year; they are coming out with food for kids who are up to 5 years old. *heart eyes*

Paulina tip is to be consistent when it comes to introducing healthy food into your kid's diet. 

Bricia shares her how she uses the Notes App on her iPhone for her Master Grocery List. She takes inventory of her pantry & fridge and categorizes them by the layout of the grocery store with checkmarks on the side with the prices, like this:

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