FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHY GATHER AROUND NUTRITION?
Working with Gather Around Nutrition allows you to have one-on-one support with trained holistic nutritionist and therapeutic chefs to help you achieve your nutritional wellness goals. We make healthy eating easy and fun, by providing you with constantly rotating menus inspired by world cuisines that are packed full of nutrition and tailored to your diet. You can rest assured that by choosing us, you will be supporting not only your own health, but also our local farmers and food economy. Our services are a great alternative to take out and grab-and-go meals, as we use high-quality ingredients, healthy oils, natural salts, and lots of local, in-season vegetables!
We know there is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition, and we believe that food is a powerful tool for healing the body from disease and imbalance and supporting optimal health. We have experience working with many different types of therapeutic diets such as Auto-Immune Paleo/ Paleo, Ketogenic, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Anti-Inflammatory, Mediterranean, Traditional Postpartum Healing, and many more.
DO YOU USE ORGANIC PRODUCE? WHAT ABOUT MEATS AND SEAFOOD?
We love working with all organic produce from local farms and our menus are designed to incorporate as much seasonal produce as possible. We source from great local farms and producers such as Flying Coyote, Persephone, Stone Boat Farms, Our Table Cooperative, Farm Punk Salads, Marion Acres, Ota Tofu, and Squirrel & Crow soy-free tempeh. We appreciate these farms’ use of holistic land management, rotational grazing, and sustainable practices. Whenever possible, we buy our fish directly from local native fishermen, and we always purchase pasture-raised eggs and grass-fed dairy.
WHAT KIND OF PACKAGING DO YOU USE?
We are dedicated to being as low-waste as possible! We are proud to offer reusable glass containers to all of our clients as a way to minimize our use of plastic and provide an easy and safe manner to reheat food. We deliver weekly meals in reusable insulated cardboard boxes, and we do all of our shopping with reusable grocery bags to help minimize our carbon footprint.
HOW DO I START SERVICES?
You can contact us here to schedule a phone call and learn more about which f our service packages are the right fit for you. We will then send you an intake form. Once we have received these, we can schedule a trial week of services. If you love everything and want to work with us, then we are happy to get you on our schedule! Our clients can receive services on a weekly, biweekly or monthly basis.
If you are interested in purchasing a Postpartum Care Package, you can do so here. Once purchased, we will reach out for scheduling and to share any other information needed. Feel free to contact us directly with any other questions about these packages.
WHERE DO YOU DELIVER TO?
We generally operate within a 15-mile range of Portland, OR. We also offer delivery outside of this range at an additional service charge. Clients may choose whether they prefer food to be prepared in their own home or made off-site and delivered. We can cook in your own home, as long as there is enough dedicated space to guarantee safety during the pandemic.
HOW MUCH DOES THIS COST?
Prices vary depending on how many meals you would like per service date. Please contact us here for specific pricing information and to receive a custom quote!
WHAT IS HOLISTIC NUTRITION?
Holistic Nutrition is an understanding that each person is unique and has different needs to support their optimal health, in contrast to the one-diet-fits-all approach. Holistic Nutrition is influenced by ancient healing systems such as Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic Medicine, which draw on the wisdom that our bodies are microcosms of the larger universe and a reflection of the elements. Our greatest wellness is achieved when we can bring balance to the body. When we are in balance, we feel satiated after eating - full but not bloated or uncomfortable. We have consistent energy levels throughout the day, and our bowel movements become regular and healthy. Gather Around Nutrition is here to help you identify your optimal diet, in harmony with the seasons, to gain balance within your body.
We believe that Holistic Nutrition also means that we are only as healthy as the land we live on and the environment surrounding us, which is why we work with high-quality ingredients such as locally-grown organic produce, pasture-raised meat, eggs, dairy, wild-caught fish, and sustainably wildcrafted herbs. We believe these practices help to uphold the health of the land and bring us closer to a reciprocal relationship with place.