frequently asked questions

It’s important that your child is fully prepared to eat whatever life has in store for them. It’s just as important that you’re confident everything in SpoonfulOne is healthy, smart, and safe. Here are all of the most common questions about SpoonfulOne, answered.

questions about the product

What is SpoonfulOne?

SpoonfulOne is a science-inspired daily food mix in designed to help a child’s immune system get to know and stay accustomed to the foods responsible for 90% of food allergies. SpoonfulOne is based on a patented formula developed by a pediatrician, allergist and mother of five, and is grounded in science. Available as a subscription for consistency and convenience or as a one-time purchase, it’s designed to be part of a daily dietary routine and supports immune balance. Right now, SpoonfulOne comes as a daily food powder mix-in for children as young as six months old. Soon, you’ll be able to find delicious SpoonfulOne products for children of all ages, like smoothies, snacks and fruit purees—all containing our special protein blend.

My child is older than 6 months. Is it too late to introduce SpoonfulOne?

SpoonfulOne can be given to children as young as 4-6 months, or when they start to eat solid foods for the first time. Training your immune system is just like physical exercise. Early is better and most critical, but even starting later (after 6 months) could still have a meaningful impact in setting a healthy foundation.

My child has been diagnosed with food allergies. Should they take SpoonfulOne?

No. SpoonfulOne should not be taken by a child that has already been diagnosed with food allergies. We recommend consulting your health care practitioner if you have questions or are concerned about existing food allergies.

Can I mix SpoonfulOne into my baby's bottle?

SpoonfulOne is a mixture of real foods that don't dissolve in liquid. Therefore, it may clog bottles or restrict natural flow. Instead, stir SpoonfulOne into foods like oatmeal, yogurt, mashed avocado, or soft scrambled eggs.

What is SpoonfulOne made of?

It's real food. SpoonfulOne is a powder blend of gentle servings of each food protein, less than one gram in total. These foods include peanuts, milk, eggs, almonds, soy, wheat, shrimp, cashews, hazelnuts, oat, cod, pecans, salmon, sesame, walnuts, and pistachios. These food proteins are combined with Vitamin D in order to promote healthy immune balance.

I am breastfeeding my baby as I introduce solid foods. Is there anything I need to know about SpoonfulOne in regards to breastfeeding?

If you are breastfeeding, please continue to do so while incorporating SpoonfulOne daily, into your child’s routine with solid foods. You don’t have to wean your child off breastfeeding to start including SpoonfulOne. Research indicates that breastfeeding alone may not reduce the risk of allergies but should be encouraged and can co-exist with the inclusion of solid foods.

What should I do if my child has a reaction to SpoonfulOne?

In the rare case that your child has a reaction to the product, we recommend that you stop giving them SpoonfulOne for the time being and seek medical advice.

I forgot to give my child their daily serving of SpoonfulOne. What should I do?

Not a problem! Missing a day won’t have an affect on your child. Simply resume giving them a single daily serving of SpoonfulOne the next day—no extra packs required.

How often should my child take SpoonfulOne?

In order for SpoonfulOne to have the maximum impact on your child's immune system, it should be taken daily. Simply mix the powder into any foods, stir and consume.

How long should my child take SpoonfulOne?

Scientists don’t yet know how long food allergens should be included in the diet to support and educate the immune system. A landmark study called LEAP shows a five-to-one (80%) reduction in the development of peanut allergy after five years of exposure vs. avoidance. Using these guidelines, we recommend long term, daily dietary diversity for everyone. SpoonfulOne makes it simple to consistently include common food allergens in the diet, so the immune system stays familiar with them. As your child grows, you can include larger servings of the foods contained in SpoonfulOne. Yet we recommend keeping SpoonfulOne in the mix to ensure long-term, consistent diversity.

Why is there sugar in SpoonfulOne?

We know that pediatricians and parents are concerned about the amount of sugar in children’s diets. Like most infant and toddler dietary supplements, we’ve included very low amounts of sugar in SpoonfulOne. This is real, cane sugar, nothing synthetic. The main reason for adding sugar is to help with flavor. With ingredients like Cod and Shrimp, we found the taste is not very palatable to young children without the sugar. Our goal is to make it easier for parents to feed their children. The amount of sugar in our product is minimal, equivalent to the amount you would see in about 3 strawberries. Having said that, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our product and are working hard to reduce the sugar content over time.

Is SpoonfulOne FDA regulated?

The FDA regulates dietary supplements and we are fully compliant with all regulations. We take this very seriously and manufacture SpoonfulOne using these FDA regulations called “current Good Manufacturing Practice” (cGMP). These regulations require that manufacturers and suppliers evaluate their products through testing identity, purity, stability, strength and composition. We continuously test our partners to ensure that they follow these guidelines closely, but have also invested in custom, proprietary equipment allowing us to test the active ingredients of our product for adulterants like heavy metals and microbes, pathogens and bacteria, rancidity and other unwanted contaminants. The FDA does not offer formal approval for dietary supplements, the way they do for pharmaceutical products.

Why should I give my child SpoonfulOne?

SpoonfulOne makes it easier for parents to proactively and consistently include a wide range of potentially allergenic proteins into their child’s diet on a daily basis. Research shows delaying the introduction of potentially allergenic foods may actually increase the risk of food allergies. Instead, introducing a variety of foods into children’s daily diet is key to developing a strong nutritional foundation. Studies show that to have the maximum impact on your child's immune system, it should be taken daily on a consistent, long-term basis.

How did you create SpoonfulOne?

SpoonfulOne was invented at Stanford University’s Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma by a pediatrician, allergist and mother of five. It includes micro-servings of proteins from 16 foods that account for 90% of food allergies in children today along with a full daily serving of Vitamin D.

How do I use SpoonfulOne?

Once a day, simply open up a stick pack, pour the powder into cereal, pureed fruits, mashed vegetables, or whatever foods your child enjoys and mix it up. After that, it’s ready to eat. If the food is heated, we recommend you pour SpoonfulOne in after your food is warm.

Where is SpoonfulOne made?

SpoonfulOne is manufactured responsibly in the United States in accordance with the FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements, using quality US and imported ingredients.

How should I store SpoonfulOne?

We’ve designed SpoonfulOne to be stored at room temperature, so you can keep it wherever is most convenient for meal time: your kitchen counter, your pantry—or in your child’s diaper bag when you are on the go!

If I have more than one child I would like to start on the program, do I sign up for multiple subscriptions?

Yes. Building SpoonfulOne into your children’s daily feeding routine is recommended.

I signed up for a subscription. What’s next?

3-5 days after you subscribe to SpoonfulOne, we’ll send you your first 30 stick packs of the daily SpoonfulOne powder mix in. About 1 week before the end of the month, we’ll automatically send you an additional 30 stick packs. We’ll continue to ship you SpoonfulOne as long as your subscription is active.

questions about my account

How do I change my shipping address?

In order to update your shipping address, please follow the steps below: 1) Navigate to http://www.spoonfulone.com. Click on the “My Account” icon on the top right corner of the page. If you aren’t already logged in, please do so now. 2) On the My Account page, click on the “Manage Subscriptions” link on the left side of the page. 3) On the Your Subscriptions page, click on the “Manage” drop down to the right of your subscription and click the “Update Address” link. 4) On the pop-up, proceed to updating the address. Hit 'Update' afterwards. That’s all! We will use this updated address in shipping your next order.

How do I update my credit card?

In order to update your credit card on file, please follow the steps below: Navigate to http://www.spoonfulone.com. Click on the “My Account” icon on the top right corner of the page. If you aren’t already logged in, please do so now. On the My Account page, click on the “Manage Subscriptions” link. On the Your Subscriptions page, click on the “Billing Information” option on the left and click the “Update Card” link and proceed to updating the card information. That’s all! We will use this updated credit card information to charge the next order.

How do I cancel my subscription?

In order to cancel your subscription, please follow the steps below: Navigate to http://www.spoonfulone.com. Click on the “My Account” icon on the top right corner of the page. If you aren’t already logged in, please do so now. On the My Account page, click on the “Manage Subscriptions” link. On the Your Subscriptions page, under "Actions", click on the "Cancel" link. As a young company, we really appreciate feedback, please share any details as to why you are cancelling.

How can I see my order status?

You can view the status of your orders by clicking here

What payment methods do you accept?

We currently accept all major US credit and debit cards including Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. We are currently not able to accept prepaid credit cards.

Do you ship internationally?

At this time, we are only able to ship domestically in the United States.

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