"I started Ahimsa for one simple reason: I saw an opportunity to advocate for children’s health — on a national scale."

Dr. Manasa Mantravadi


Dr. Manasa Mantravadi

When my mother saw my children using plastic plates, she was not having it. And she was right.

Growing up as a child in India, we’d always used stainless steel, it was common everywhere. When I was raising my own children as a busy medical professional, I’ll admit, I just bought my kids plastic plates without thinking twice.

I started to have a nagging feeling that something wasn’t right. That odd smell that never seemed to leave my kids’ cups and the ever-lasting tomato sauce stain on their plate.

Turns out, my mom's intuition was right. In 2018, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) agreed that stainless steel and glass were the safest materials for children’s dinnerware. So I added a modern twist to a classic and launched Ahimsa, the world’s first colorful stainless steel dishes for kids.

Together, let’s ditch the other stuff and join the steel movement.

Ahimsa Steel







Dishwasher Safe

Doctor Recommended

Earth Friendly

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