Corey goes tribal to get to the bottom of nutrition
After a lifetime of experimenting with diet, Corey Rennell jumped at the opportunity to live with twelve tribes around the world and experience how our ancestors naturally lived. While subsisting with these tribes, Corey hand-ground corn in Mexico, foraged for sago grubs in Papua New Guinea, rice farmed in Indonesia, herded goats in Mongolia, beat taro in Brazil, ate dog in India, grilled breadfruit in Vanuatu, and sling-shot-hunted dik-dik in South Africa. Throughout his journey, Corey discovered that one simple principle was at the heart of enduring human nutrition: eat mainly whole fresh fruits and vegetables.
Corey partners with Whole Foods Market to launch CORE
After Corey’s journey he joined Whole Foods Market to learn how to make this principle thrive. Witnessing a great need for truly healthy on-the-go foods, Corey founded CORE Foods to make it possible for anyone to eat healthy anywhere, anytime. CORE Foods was founded as a not-for-profit business following the universal principle Corey observed in every tribe he lived with: treat others the way you want to be treated. With a loan from Whole Foods Market, CORE Foods launched the CORE Meal on Earth Day 2010.
CORE Foods leads a national movement
The unique products, mission, and business model of CORE Foods quickly caught on. Guided by the collective efforts of a rock star team, CORE Meals are now carried in over 300 stores across the United States and Canada. In 2012, the CORE Challenge launched with the purpose of transforming lives forever. CORE Foods continues to lead a national movement through nourishment, empowerment, and community and we’re having a blast doing it!