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Nature’s Path Foods

Nature’s Path was founded in Vancouver BC in 1985 by Arran and Ratana Stephens.

The company started out, and still is today, a passionate, family-run company that makes delicious, organic breakfast and snack foods. As pioneers of the organic movement we believe organic food and farming is the best way to care for our bodies and for the planet. We always have and always will use our voice to stand for what we believe is right – and what organic truly means.

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About the Brand

The seed for Nature’s Path was planted way back in the 1930s when Arran Stephens was growing up on his family’s second-generation organic berry farm. Arran’s father taught him how to care for and nurture the soil, telling him to “always leave the earth better than you found it”. These words have been woven into the very fabric of Nature’s Path.

Over the last 30 years, Nature’s Path has grown to be North America’s largest certified organic breakfast and snack food company with a product line of over 150 cold cereals, granolas, hot oatmeal, waffles, bars, and cookies. Pioneer, entrepreneur, artist and visionary, Arran Stephens’ organic legacy sprouted more than 50 years ago with just $7, a $1,500 loan and a dream. As the heart and soul of Nature’s Path, Ratana Stephens hopes to inspire future leaders to be socially conscious and powered by values – not just financials.


Does Nature's Path use only organic ingredients?
  • Nature’s Path, EnviroKidz, Love Crunch and Qi’a brands only use ingredients as allowed by the National Organic Standards. The standards have a few exceptions where it allows for some non organic ingredients (only up to 5%) for specific reasons. Ingredients that cannot be certified organic (for instance mined substances like those used in baking soda) Note that organic certification is only available for agriculturally produced ingredients. If an agricultural ingredient is not yet commercially available in certified organic form, it can only be used if it has been evaluated and is listed on the National List. Both categories have to be on the National List. This list is very limited and only allows products that have not yet been able to be produced in organic form and they also cannot contain any other prohibited materials such as harsh solvents or irradiation, GMOs or grown in sewage sludge etc. Nature’s Path avoids using anything even from the National list whenever possible, however some of our products have some allowed colors or flavors that are not certified organic and that are on the National list. We work with many of our suppliers to help convert conventional ingredients to organic as quickly as possible. We look forward to the day when everything is available in organic form.
Is this a family owned business?
  • Yes! Nature’s Path is a family owned business since it began.
What do you do to give back?
  • We participate in “foodraisers” to help donate food to local food banks and support urban garden projects.
Where can I find your products?
  • Please visit our store locator to find retailers that carry our products. In the US, you can also buy many of our products directly from us online. Please note that we are unable to ship certain items such as waffles.
Is your packaging recyclable or compostable?
  • Currently, 97% of our packaging is recyclable, reusable or compostable, and we are committed to getting to 100% by 2025. Our cardboard containers are recyclable and made from 100% recycled paperboard and 55% post-consumer content. We use plant-based ink which means the boxes may also be composted. The paperboard in our cereal boxes is FSC certified. The opaque plastic we use for cereal bag liners, Ecopacs and puffed cereals is a #2 plastic made in Canada. It can be recycled, depending on your local recycling rules. Some stores accept them in their return-it bins. The resealable bags we use for granola are made from composite plastic and are not recyclable. As these bags are durable, we recommend reusing them for storing other items. We are working with organic industry companies to develop an affordable, 100% compostable plastic film made from non-genetically modified plant cellulose.