Developed by a board-certified pediatrician mom, Ahimsa® was created when the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a report in 2018 discussing ways families can limit exposure to certain chemicals at mealtime.
Dr. Mantravadi and her parents are from India, where stainless steel dishes have been routinely used at the dinner table for generations. When grandchildren entered the universe, Grandma was on a mission: replace all plastic at the dining table with traditional stainless steel dinnerware that they themselves had used for decades. In 2018, the AAP echoed Grandma's concerns about plastic.
Dr. Mantravadi was also worried about how the regular use of plastics was negatively affecting our environment.
She watched her friends constantly discard and replace their children's plastic dinnerware as it would often stain, melt or fray.
Using the pearls learned from medical school and motherhood, she designed a simple solution that would be safe, easy to maintain, and last for years.
Grandma gave some advice and Mom added a splash of color. With that, Ahimsa, the world's first colorful stainless steel dinnerware for kids, was born.
Ahimsa (ah·HIM·suh) is an ancient Sanskrit term meaning “avoiding harm” and “universal love.” Ahimsa’s mission is simple—to provide safe products so that parents can focus more on dinnertime and less on dinnerware. Ahimsa quickly grew to a dynamic team of mothers who wanted the same thing: a safe, practical, and beautiful solution at the dining table.
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