Food that cares for you
“Nearly one in six adults in the U.S. have already been diagnosed with prediabetes or diabetes. And the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates one in two adults actually have prediabetes or diabetes but most don’t know it yet,” says Jonathan Scearcy, co-founder of Good Measure. “95% are not happy with current offerings, in particular snacks, so we have the potential to positively impact the lives of millions of people out there who are struggling to find good food options.”
You can hear from Scearcy, and two other co-founders of the brand – Ryan Backer and Tom Nack – in a video on the Good Measure website.
Good Measure started when the brand team met a mom, who needed to weigh nearly all her daughter’s food and then look in a book to understand how it would affect her daughter Mia’s blood sugar.
That conversation was the spark to find something that could help Mia’s mom, and so many other people.
“We needed to seek out nutrient-rich ingredients that would have little impact on blood sugar and combine them in a unique way where it would still be delicious,” says Backer. “Because the problem is, oftentimes there are lower-carb, lower-sugar solutions on the marketplace that look like they may be a great solution, but they aren’t. But we also didn’t want there to be a taste trade off. We wanted people to still have a positive relationship with food. And still we wanted food to bring them joy.”
“That’s why we started to create snacks that were held together by ingredients that wouldn’t spike blood sugar and also taste great,” Nack adds. “This new take on food has led us to file for patents on both of our product lines and is the first time I have ever worked on a problem that I could see the massive impact it was having on the consumers we were helping.”