October 03, 2012 // Franchising.com // Orlando, Fla. - Monday, June 4, 2012 - An Orlando couple committed to providing healthy school lunches to children has taken over the original Wholesome Tummies franchise, which began in Orlando four years ago.
The continued growth of Wholesome Tummies inspired co-founders Debbie Blacher and Samantha Gotlib to award the franchise, enabling them to focus on corporate operations and strategic growth. Wholesome Tummies now has seven franchise locations nationwide and anticipates several new franchises to be added later this year.
Amber and Mark Taylor, who have three children, have a shared lifelong interest in nutrition and fitness and both are advocates for better nutrition in school lunches The couple says their combined experiences in retail sales, management and finance are a good fit for Wholesome Tummies.
"As parents we take very seriously the nutritional needs of our own kids," said Amber Taylor. "It's become even more important to us as they've gotten older and are in school. We fell in love with the Wholesome Tummies concept because we believe that every child deserves access to a health lunch at school, every day."
The Orlando, Fla.-based healthy school lunch company, founded by two mothers, uses only organic and all-natural ingredients to create kid-tested, nutritionist-approved menus. Wholesome Tummies chefs and expert food service professionals are available to manage complete school kitchen operations. In addition, Wholesome Tummies offers healthy lunches daily to schools that do not have kitchens. Parents simply order the meals online, and they are delivered directly to schools.
The original Wholesome Tummies location provides thousands of meals to 15 private and public schools across Central Florida. Co-founders Debbie Blacher and Samantha Gotlib launched their franchise option in 2010 to expand their mission to change school meal plans from high-fat and processed foods to more fresh and natural selections. Florida franchises have been awarded in Tampa Bay, South Jacksonville, North Palm Beach County, and now North Orlando. Out of state franchises include: North Atlanta - Georgia, Las Vegas - Nevada, and Columbus - Ohio.
Wholesome Tummies creates foods that cajole children to make healthy food choices. The menus are designed to ensure that developing minds and muscles are fueled by wholesome ingredients. The company's goal is to develop early eating patterns that lead to lifelong good health.
For more information about Wholesome Tummies, visit www.wholesometummies.com <http://www.wholesometummies.com>
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