FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHY GATHER AROUND NUTRITION?
Working with Gather Around Nutrition allows you to have one-on-one support with our therapeutic chefs to help you achieve your wellness goals. Our farm-to-table meal delivery services make healthy eating easy & fun by providing you with constantly rotating menus inspired by world cuisines that are packed full of nutrition and tailored to your specific 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!
WHAT TYPE OF HEALING DIETS CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE?
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. Each client is paired one-on-one with one of our therapeutic chefs, who then creates a custom menu each week based on the specific health goals and dietary needs of each client. We have experience working with many different types of therapeutic diets such as Vegan/Vegetarian, Auto-Immune Paleo/ Paleo, Keto, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Anti-Inflammatory, Mediterranean, Oil-Free, Hormone Balancing, Traditional Postpartum Healing, and many more. Allow us part of your wellness team, as we have experience working alongside Naturopathic Doctors, Medical Doctors, and Certified Nutritionists to support compliance with any existing therapeutic diet you may be on.
WHAT TYPE OF POSTPARTUM SUPPORT DO YOU OFFER?
We love supporting new families during the postpartum time, which is why we offer a variety of postpartum meal delivery options. Our postpartum meal delivery services make great gifts for baby showers or even after the new baby has arrived. Our menu is based on traditional healing practices from around the world that center on easy-to-digest warming and nourishing dishes to support healing and comfort. You can learn more about our Postpartum Meal Delivery Services here, or feel free to contact us directly here.
DO YOU OFFER NUTRITION COUNSELING?
We do! Some of our therapeutic chefs are also trained in one-on-one holistic nutrition counseling and can offer these sessions in addition to therapeutic chef services. Please let us know in your intake inquiry if you are also interested in our nutrition counseling services, so we can be sure to place you with a chef who offers these services in addition to therapeutic meal delivery services.
DO YOU USE ORGANIC PRODUCE? WHAT ABOUT MEATS AND SEAFOOD?
Yes! We always work with all organic produce here at Gather Around Nutrition. We especially love working with produce from local farms and designing each menu to incorporate as much seasonal produce as possible. We believe that eating in harmony with the seasons supports optimal health by incorporating a variety of different fruits and vegetables that are picked at their peak freshness and thus peak nutrition content. We also believe strongly in supporting local sustainable food producers to strengthen the local economy and reduce our carbon footprint.
The meats and poultry we use are always hormone-free, grass-fed and pasture-raised and/or organic. We buy our fish directly from local native fishermen whenever possible, and we always purchase pasture-raised eggs and grass-fed dairy.
Here are some local farms and producers we frequently partner with whenever possible
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 store and 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. Even our food labels are erasable and reusable from week to week!
HOW DO I START SERVICES?
We are excited to connect with you! Please fill out our contact form here. We will follow up quickly with an email sharing pricing information and a link to schedule a phone call to help you figure out which of our service packages is the right fit for you.
WHERE DO YOU DELIVER TO?
We offer free delivery within a 10-mile range of commercial kitchen space located in central NE Portland, OR. We also offer delivery outside of this range at an additional service charge. Our clients may choose whether they prefer food to be prepared in their own homes or made off-site and delivered. As a wellness company, the health and safety of our clients and chefs are of utmost importance to us, and we prioritize creating work environments where everyone feels comfortable.
HOW MUCH DOES THIS COST?
Many people are surprised to learn that our meal delivery and therapeutic personal chef services are comparable to what they are already spending on takeout and delivery, but we offer much higher quality and healthier meals custom fit to your dietary needs. Please contact us here for detailed 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. This is why seasonal eating is so important to us here at Gather Around Nutrition. 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 support your optimal diet, in harmony with the seasons, to gain balance within your body.