Janet and Scott Jacks founded Goodness Me! in 1981 in Ontario.
How it all began:
Over forty years ago, Scott Jacks – co-founder, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. His father had suffered the same disease, as did many of Scott’s family members, and when Scott was diagnosed, Janet co-founder, made the decision to change the path of his condition. Recognizing that her five children were more likely to develop diabetes because of their genetics, and wanting to provide her husband with the best life and health possible, Janet began researching how to deal with and prevent diabetes.
All her research pointed her in one direction: natural foods and nutrition as the key to healthy living. A fiery passion was born in Janet, and in 1981, Janet and Scott opened the first Goodness Me! Natural Food Market in Hamilton, Ontario. Back then, Janet was the only employee in that first small store. She baked, ordered, priced, ran cash, and talked to and educated customers, all the while raising her young family and expanding her knowledge base on how to naturally treat diabetes and other health conditions.
Goodness Me! was one of the first and only resources for people to access nutritional foods and supplements, and perhaps more importantly, information and education about health and nutrition. It was a much-needed addition to the community, and Janet thrived on reaching out to and helping people of all walks of life. Today, Goodness Me! has grown to several locations, hundreds of knowledgeable and friendly staff, and thousands of beneficial natural and organic products.
Janet’s passion for education has lived on, creating a dedication to education for all their customers. The company has remained strong due to Janet’s commitment to bringing people together, motivating them to take the steps necessary to achieve their optimal health, and helping them along the way. They understand their role and responsibility in protecting and promoting health and nutrition, and it is very serious business for them.
Goodness Me! cares about its customers by providing resources for their health questions, webinars with international and local health experts, educational classes and courses, Lifewatchers: a 10-week healthy living program and much more.
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