These were among the many tips and advice we received from friends, family, mothers and grandmothers, while developing our Happibo recipes. It was only apt.
Raising a child in India is a family festival of sorts. Traditional foods, numerous pieces of advice and over-cautious grandparents are part of the vibrant culture that the child grows up with. Happibo had to capture this.
Our products blend in the goodness of our age-old traditions with traditional ingredients cooked in a way that is quintessentially Indian.
Becoming a mother was the most beautiful day of my life!
With motherhood also came the highest
level of responsibility – my child. As a
working mother, there were times when
cooking healthy, wholesome meals five
times a day proved to be difficult. Curd
rice, roti-jam and doodh-roti started
appearing on my son’s plate more often
than I liked and I knew it wasn’t right.
When I looked for alternatives to my own cooked food, nothing tasted real or was chemical-free or suited my son’s Indian palette.
After interacting with hundreds of mothers, I realised I was not alone. Happibo is the result of people around the world connecting with the purpose of raising healthier, happier kids. We hope that it, in turn, helps bring more parents together!
Founder and a HappiMom
The soul behind Happibo, Harshada has over 10 years of experience in the Healthcare sector, working on drug safety and clinical trials. She has a Masters degree in Pharmacy from NIPER Chandigarh. Harshada is a foodie at heart and is the one behind our recipes. As a mother herself, she makes sure there is nothing harmful for your little one in any of the Happibo products. Harshada has the loving support of her three-year-old son, Avyan, and her husband and partner in everything, Rohit.
Bhagavathi and Satya Pulakurthi share a common passion and two lovely children, Ashritha and Anirvan. Both food technologists, Bhagavathi holds a degree from IIT Kharagpur and Satya from Lincoln University, UK. They collectively have over 20 years of experience in the food industry and have worked with several companies around the world. Bhagavathi and Satya enjoy the challenge of coming up with the ideal technology for Harshada’s variety of ingredients.
The youngest of our team, three-year-old Avyan is our official taster. Sometimes, he tends to be very picky – but we always listen to him. None of our recipes move forward if he doesn’t like it. And trust us, he is pretty good at identifying taste anomalies. Needless to say, your child’s meals are in good hands!
In our pursuit of helping parents lay the foundation of healthy eating in their kids, we are fortunate to have a highly experienced board of scientific advisors. These experts have decades of experience and have seen eating habits of thousands of kids. They help us with their knowledge on how we can make a difference.
He is a resident Pediatrician as well as Professor at Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore. He has won various accolades during his tenure as the Secretary of IAP and his area of interest is Pediatric Pulmonary. He guides us with his understanding about ingredients and their impact on kids.
She is a well known voice in the field of nutrition and since 2010 she has been focusing on pediatric nutrition. Earlier she was the Chief Dietician at Manipal Hospital where she also co-published a book on child nutrition. Her experience and knowledge helps us understand age appropriate ingredients, tastes and textures.