Kate Farms Launches Pediatric Formula Line That Delivers the Higher Standard in Tube Feeding and Oral Nutrition

October 3, 2018

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 3, 2018--Kate Farms, Inc., a medical nutrition company leading the next generation of oral and tube feeding formulas, is pleased to announce the national availability of Pediatric Peptide 1.5 and Pediatric Standard 1.2, complete or supplemental nutritional formulas designed for ages one to 13 years. Like all Kate Farms products, these are made without allergens commonly found in conventional formulas, and are certified organic by Quality Assurance International, Non-GMO Project Verified and certified Gluten-Free by National Celiac Association.

In the U.S. alone, approximately 700,000 patients rely on feeding tubes in home care and hospital settings to deliver their primary source of nutrition 1. Studies show that up to 63% of patients on enteral nutrition experience one or more GI symptoms of intolerance, including vomiting, gagging and/or retching, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation. 2

“I have seen exciting success with Kate Farms products in my pediatric practice. The composition of the formulas has led to improved clinical outcomes, such as weight gain and improved tolerance. Kate Farms pediatric products are meeting the requests of parents with organic products free of common allergens in well-balanced, nutritionally complete formulas,” said Diane Horton, RD, LD, CSP, Pediatric Dietitian, Florida.

A recent national survey of 92 healthcare professionals who have recommended or prescribed Kate Farms Peptide 1.5 reported improved outcomes 3:

95% described positive outcomes in patients including decreased GI symptoms of intolerance including vomiting, gagging and/or retching, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, or constipation; improved weight gain and nutritional status; and increased energy. 100% would recommend Kate Farms.

The conventional formula category has been stagnant. “Until now, there hasn’t been a formula my patients’ parents could feel good about giving their child after reading the ingredients. Kate Farms is breaking the mold by providing the safety of a conventional formula with a higher quality nutritional product that meets a real need in the community – exactly what parents, caregivers and healthcare providers like I am looking for. They have changed the lives of many patients, and their families,” said Dr. Annette Whitney, Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Dallas, TX.

Kate Farms is the first to deliver the highest-quality certified organic and non-GMO ingredients in a sole-source formula that flows smoothly through feeding tubes down to 6.5 French, and is broadly eligible to be covered by insurance. These patent-pending formulations without dairy, soy, gluten, corn, artificial sweeteners or additives, have a lower measure of osmolality which may support improved GI tolerance.

“Kate Farms was founded by determined parents who created a formula to save their daughter’s life because she could not tolerate any of the existing formulas, and now she’s a thriving 12-year-old. When nutrition is the cornerstone of healthcare, people can live their best lives and be all they’re capable of,” said Brett Matthews, Chairman and CEO of Kate Farms. “With these pediatric formulas, we can help so many others who may be struggling with intolerance so they can grow, develop, and be happy kids.”

Kate Farms products are available through national distributors, durable medical equipment and home infusion companies and at katefarms.com.

About Kate Farms Kate Farms began in 2011 when Richard and Michelle Laver set out to save their daughter Kate, who was diagnosed with failure to thrive because she could not tolerate any of the existing formulas. They developed an easily-digested tube feeding formula without allergens that brought Kate from failing to thrive to health. Now, these principles are behind all the formulas Kate Farms makes, and thousands of people are benefiting. Their formulas are eligible for insurance coverage and widely available through national distribution partners McKesson, Independence Medical, MSD, and Medline. For more information, or for help getting started on Kate Farms, please visit katefarms.com.

1http://www.nutritioncare.org/ENMarketReport/2https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4093701/#B1353 National survey of healthcare professionals who have prescribed Kate Farms Peptide 1.5. Conducted April 2018. N=92.

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