SANTA BARBARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kate Farms, Inc., a medical nutrition company leading the next generation of oral and tube feeding formulas commends Jerry Brown on signing SB 1138 into law, ensuring that patients in hospital facilities in California have access to wholesome, plant-based meals. For those tens of thousands of patients who require their meals fed through a tube, a plant-based formula option is needed.
Kate Farms is the first to deliver a plant-based formula with certified organic and non-GMO ingredients in a sole-source formula that flows smoothly through feeding tubes down to 6.5 French. These patent-pending formulations without dairy, soy, gluten, corn, artificial sweeteners or additives, are broadly eligible for Medi-Cal, CCS, Medicare, and private insurance coverage.
“At our clinic, we already offer plant-based Kate Farms for our oral and tube feeding patients. We have seen these formulas help patients with tolerance or malabsorption issues. It is terrific that plant-based options are now going to be available to all patients throughout California,” said Dr. Richard A. Belkin, MD, MSCE, FACP, FCCP, Medical Director, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital CF Program.
“All patients, including those fed by tube, now have an option for plant-based formulas. Doctors and dietitians now have access to plant-based nutrition to help their patients improve their health,” says Brett Matthews, Chairman and CEO of Kate Farms. “We all deserve no less.”
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 born at Loma Linda Hospital, and diagnosed with failure to thrive at five years old because she could not tolerate any of the existing formulas. They developed an easily-digested, plant-based 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, Medline, Shield, and Western Drug. For more information, or for help getting started on Kate Farms, please visit katefarms.com.