Our founder’s grandmother was her inspiration. Born in 1918, living though the depression, the war, and the eighties she has always kept an organic garden in her backyard and fed her family fresh home-grown meals. 94 year old Addie Lee Ryder would describe herself as a “tough old bird” and she has some other gems as well, like “the easiest way to drop a dress size is not to eat anything white” (i.e. no flour, potatoes, sugar, or milk). We aren’t’ sure where she came up with that sage nutritional advice but we can say that a diet low in sugar, and high in fresh veggies, has served her well. From her days as a hairshop owner, mother, avid camper, and all around sharp dame, to her amazing health and vitality at the age of 94, with no chronic disease, and medication free; we think Addie Lee has a recipe for success. Recent medical research, diets gurus, and a growing “real-food” consciousness have all come around to the same conclusions Niki (our founder) learned from her grannie. Nomad Foods was created to cater to modern nomad: busy people, looking to reconnect to more wholesome eating.
Niki’s mother, Liz, a lifelong activist, academic, and world traveler inspired the Nomad mission: healthy people, healthy planet, and healthy communities. Through responsible sourcing and packaging as well as community involvement and social justice initiatives we maintain our commitment to the earth, our neighbors, and our convictions. The industrialization of our agricultural system and extreme concentration of power among industry heavy weights has had a devastating effect on farmers, workers, the earth, our food, and our health – Nomad Foods is committed to making things right again.