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The family who are revolutionizing food for tube-fed people


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Sophia Swinford - published on 10/06/17

Because of all of us deserve clean and nutritious food.

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From vegan to gluten-free to paleo, the conversation around healthy eating has been on the rise for a while with new diets and solutions constantly appearing on the scene. But, in all this buzz, there is one group of people who have been completely neglected. That is, until the Bombacinos took charge.

AJ Bombacino was only six months old when he suffered a random seizure caused by malformation of cortical development, and, as a result, he is now fed through a G-tube. But the complications weren’t over yet. The Bombacinos tried all the mainstream formulas, but each one made their son sick. At a loss, they bought a blender and began making their own formula with real food.

With real food and no more preservatives or synthetic additives, AJ stopped vomiting and his hair finally started growing. The family launched Real Food Blends to provide healthy and clean formula options to tube-fed individuals. Since their launch in 2012, they have sold over 1 million meals. With AJ as their “Chief Inspiration Officer,” the Bombacinos are providing 100 percent real food meals to tube-fed people, because, as they say on their website, “we all deserve real food.”

Indeed, we all need access to clean and nutritious food, and this family is making sure one group on the margins gets it.

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