Senior nutritional sciences major Eva Quigley ’22 (CAHNR) has created a novel protein bar that not only fills a market need but also supports children in food-insecure households.
Armed with knowledge of the relationship between food and health, Quigley noticed a conspicuous absence in the protein bar market – vegetables. Vegetables are a critical part of a healthy diet and yet no bar on the market offers a full serving of vegetables while also incorporating other important nutrients such as protein and fiber.
Most bars with a vegetable component are offset with dried fruits, which increases the overall sugar content of the bar. Quigley wanted to create a simple, healthy recipe that delivered a serving of vegetables: that’s where Reach Bar comes in.
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