“All ice cream pints in the US and worldwide are not recyclable.” – Kailey Donewald
This week on the Gooder Podcast, I had the pleasure of talking with Kailey Donewald, the founder and CEO of Sacred Serve – a plant-powered functional gelato and pioneer in 100% compostable ice cream packaging. We discuss her personal health history’s impact on the creation of Sacred Serve and the exciting future for the brand and category. We also learn about Kailey’s influence in spreading awareness of diet and disease and how a trip to Indonesia became the awakening for a healthier life. Along the way, we hear the amazing journey of a passionate leader who promotes the mission of changing the landscape of functional foods. We tackle everything from nutrition to sustainability – to Kailey’s personal commitment to food education in public schools.
In this episode we learn:
– About the history and inspiration of Sacred Serve.
– How and when Kailey identified the connection between diet and disease and the trip that literally changed her life.
– How she used her healing journey through nutrition and healthy lifestyle to create her brand.
– Trends in functional foods. (Especially frozen treats!)
– Sacred Serve’s transition from non-compostable packaging to becoming the first ice-cream brand that uses 100% plastic free and compostable ice cream cartons.
– The technology behind compostable packaging in the frozen aisle.
– Why Kailey believes brands are resistant and hesitant to use compostable packaging.
– Why Kailey makes a priority to participate in food and meal-prep education programs in one of Chicago’s public schools.
About Kailey Donewald:
I’ve spent the last 10 years traveling the world over in search of Mother Nature’s most potent cures to modern-day ailments. Living in places like India and Indonesia, studying under leading practitioners in the fields of yoga, meditation, Eastern medicine, and alternative therapies has taught me a lot. I discovered firsthand the power connection between diet and disease, having healed myself of several chronic conditions through a nutrient-dense, plant-based diet alone. With this profound understand of the body and its innate ability to heal itself, I now want to share and serve the power of Mother Nature’s most sacred elements with you.
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