Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

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2016 Regional Award Winner


Evynn's Advantage, Greenwood

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Minister Tracy MacCharles, Carol and Jeff Syme

Minister Tracy MacCharles, Carol and Jeff Syme

When Evynn, a young girl living with a gastric tube, developed an intolerance to the commercially produced, blended foods designed for her tube, Jeff Syme and his wife started to blend up fresh whole foods to provide a better alternative. This new formula dramatically improved Evynn's health within eight months. Syme launched Evynn's Advantage in 2014 to help others like Evynn enjoy the same benefits. After extensive lab testing, the company is preparing to launch its first products - all made from Ontario fruits, vegetables, grains and yoghurt. For the 100,000 Canadians who depend on a gastric tube to get the nutrition they need, this product has the potential to make a real difference.


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