|Founder||Krista Maas de Villiers|
|Headquarters||New York, New York|
Food, Health & Wellness, Parenting
|Press Contact||Anastasia Crankovic|
Nunona is a whole food plant-based maternal and infant nutrition company for the first 1000 days of motherhood (from conception until 2 years of age). Founded in 2020 by Krista Maas de Villiers, a former infant nutrition industry executive and mom, she realized the products on the market for new moms were full of synthetic supplements - not aligned with the demands of the modern mom. Focused on translating science into solutions, Nunona’s purpose is to help create healthier humans for a healthier planet. Nunona opened for orders in January 2021. Its debut product, Mama Balls, are energy balls specially formulated to help to create better quality breast milk. Allowing new moms to better feed their bodies so they can nourish their babies. Available in superfood inspired flavors, with new flavors dropping monthly. Nunona's Mama Balls are available as a weekly subscription from www.nunonalife.com.
Nunona was born to mother, Krista Maas de Villiers, who had spent her entire career travelling the world focused on infant nutrition and developing infant nutritional products. With the belief that the best gift you can give your child is a lifetime of health, Krista knows you can help secure this by optimizing your nutrition in the first 1000 days. However, when Krista embarked on her own motherhood journey, she realized she no longer wanted the traditional products she had previously developed. Instead, Krista wanted to nourish her body and her baby with whole food, plant-based nutrients; not synthetic supplements. Recognizing there were no evidence-based products available in the market that aligned with her whole food plant-based requirements, Krista made her own. Nunona's mission is to help create healthier humans, for a healthier planet. With their debut product Mama Balls, they help to support a new moms recovery and create quality breastmilk.
Krista Maas de Villiers
Founder & CEO
Krista Maas de Villiers is the Founder and CEO of Nunona. Passionate about health and the powerful impact that nutrition plays in the first 1000 days of motherhood, she has created this company intent on helping create healthier humans - for a healthier planet. Krista's entire career has been dedicated to infant nutrition within the pharmaceutical and nutritional industry, having worked with global experts to study and develop infant formula. Her last role was Global Head of Marketing & Innovation for a major infant formula company. Krista holds an Executive MBA (Gordon University of Business Science, Johannesburg, South Africa) and Bachelor degrees in Dietetics and Marketing (Miami University, Ohio, USA ). She is a plant-based foodie and striving environmentalist fascinated by learning about other cultures through travel. Krista has a loving husband and young daughter who inspired her to found Nunona.
Scientific & Regulatory Affairs
Louise Gottsche has worked within the nutritional industry for 14 years with the majority of time spent in infant nutrition. Her last role was global head of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs for a major infant formula company. Louise is a PhD candidate (University of Stellenbosch) and holds an MBA (University of South Africa) and MSc degree in Dietetics (North West University).