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:

Our Team
  • Improve recruiting and networking channels in order to attract and retain BIPOC talent, to increase diversity in leadership and across our team.

  • Build stronger training and education workshops focused on anti-racism and the various dimensions of diversity, building skills to take action in ways that create inclusion and positive change.

  • Redefine our mentorship and support programs to better empower our team members from underrepresented backgrounds.

Our Partners
  • Expand the diversity of our feeding experts and the medical professionals we partner with to include more BIPOC representation, to ensure that our experts reflect the diversity of the families that we serve.

  • Increase BIPOC representation in our supplier network, including famers and manufacturers, and within our broader team of agency partners, freelancers, and consultants.

Our Communities
  • Focus on communities with large BIPOC populations to identify needs, advocate for, and provide greater access to organic nutrition.

  • Donate $25,000 to the National Black Child Development Institute, in support of their Family Empowerment Program, nutrition education efforts, and policy work towards systemic change to positively impact Black children and families in the U.S.

  • Match employee donations (up to $150) to non-profits supporting BIPOC communities.

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 ParentsWe 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!

BOOKS TO READ

Hair Love
Matthew A. Cherry

A is for Activist
Innosanto Nagara

Young, Gifted and Black
Jamia Wilson

ACCOUNTS TO FOLLOW

Ibram X. Kendi
@ibramxk

The Conscious Kid
@theconsciouskid

Rachel Cargle
@rachel.cargle

MENTAL HEALTH EXPERTS

The Loveland Foundation
thelovelandfoundation.org

Dive in Well
diveinwell.com

Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness
sistaafya.com

BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES

Because of Zoe
becauseofzoe.com

Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee and Books
unclebobbies.com

Puzzle Huddle
puzzlehuddle.com

ORGANIZATIONS TO DONATE TO

Campaign Zero
joincampaignzero.org

The Audre Lorde Project
alp.org

Color of Change
colorofchange.org

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.

Building a Happier, Healthier Planet

We’re fighting to protect the planet for today’s children and for future generations, by taking action to: reduce our climate impact, improve packaging sustainability, and help implement regenerative agriculture to grow the ingredients we use.

Organic from the Start

We believe in organic from the start, to provide your little one with food that is grown without the use of toxic persistent pesticides or GMOs allowed in conventional farming.

*as of 2/22