Championing foods that are both good and good for you.
The people of General Mills have heartfelt stories as plentiful as our passion is deep. We love food and it shows in the care we take to offer options for every lifestyle every day.
More of us today are looking for food to support our health and well-being, both body and spirit.
We share your passion for well-being at General Mills, in the personal stories of employees who are championing foods that are both good and good for you.
- Heidi Teoh is one example. A principal scientist at General Mills, Heidi helped create Progresso Light soup as a labor of love. She was striving to lose weight. “I had a lot of personal passion for this project because I had lost 140 pounds by eating right and exercising regularly.” Heidi knew well that when you are watching calories, the foods you choose need to not only deliver on taste, but also look hearty and smell tantalizing. Using these insights, Heidi and her team worked hard to develop soups and recipes that were not only great tasting, but also visually appealing with rich aroma.
- Growing up on an Iowa farm, Kathy Wiemer had a keen understanding of how food moves from farm to fork, and participated in it first-hand. Kathy brings that understanding and love of food, as well as a strong sense of responsibility, to her role as Fellow in the General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition, where she ensures that General Mills’ products meet or exceed all corporate and governmental nutrition regulations and policies.
- Tom Rabaey is a champion for bees. As a principal scientist in crop biosciences at General Mills, Rabaey was concerned with the decline in the bee population. Tom recognizes that bees make it possible for us to enjoy a variety of foods that would no longer be available in the absence of bee pollination. He acted to find collaborators across the country to help produce bee-friendly almonds in California. Those almonds, as well as organic honey, are now found in the delicious bee-friendly cereal from Cascadian Farm called Buzz Crunch Honey Almond at Whole Foods Market.