Our Foundation

Happy Family Organics was founded in 2003 by Shazi Visram, with the mission to change the trajectory of children’s health through nutrition. A mother, woman of color, and activist, Shazi built the Happy team on the foundation of acceptance of diversity, and created value in raising the next generation to do better in building a more inclusive and just world. These beliefs created a vision that now more than ever drives us to take action and make progress towards racial equity.

It is our responsibility to strengthen what we’ve built – to look to our team, our partners, and our communities to impact, support, and advocate for diversity, justice, and equity. We stand in solidarity with the Black community, working to be proactive contributors to the anti-racist movement now and every step of the way as we strive to build a better future for our children.

Action for Change

Our mission and our values remain focused on building a better future for all children. This starts with ensuring that our team reflects the diversity of the communities and families we serve, allowing us to strengthen and advocate for this vision from within.

But our work does not end there.

We are committed to doing our part to break down the systemic & institutional barriers that marginalized communities face, as we raise and empower the next generation to continue to champion a more just world.

We encourage open and honest feedback on how we are doing throughout this journey.

Our Pillars

Our team came together to update our commitments to equity, diversity and inclusion, highlighting three core pillars:

Advocacy for BIPOC Maternal Health

In the US, Black women are 3-4x more likely to die during childbirth or childbirth-related causes than White women.

The Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act was created to address the BIPOC maternal health crisis in the United States, working to provide equitable health and care for every birthing parent.

We proudly endorse and advocate for this act; we believe every birthing parent, of any race or ethnicity, deserves proper care to ensure the health and safety of parent and baby. Learn more about this important public policy, and see what you can do in support here.

Working Together

Resources for Parents

We are sharing these resources to help families who seek or want to give support. Check out the Happy Family Instagram page to find the full list as it grows!

We Want to Hear from You

We are committed to taking action, and welcome your feedback to strengthen our plans as we work towards creating real change, together. Please share any anti-racist educational resources, Black-owned businesses to support, initiatives we can spotlight—anything you feel we can do better as a brand to help to build a stronger, more inclusive community.

Please send feedback to parents@happyfamilyorganics.com.

Career Opportunities

We are looking to expand our network, to build more diverse and inclusive teams that will help strengthen the Happy Family Organics community!

If you are or know a supplier that would like to join the Happy Family Organics team, please send your information here.