My Own Meals, Inc. (MOM) strategically creates and develops healthy, delicious, shelf-stable foods that revolutionize marketing niches never before served. As one product market matures, MOM innovatively leads into the next one, fulfilling its commitment to the shelf stable category,

For Product Markets and Brands that we created and nurtured, click on the year to see a partial listing of some of the articles, events, television and radio interviews documenting the evolution of our key historic and strategic successes.

Strategy Create all-natural, healthy meals for children ages 2-10
Product Category Establish new self stable meals category
Known as Meals kids love and Moms want to serve
Brands

My Own Meal®, MOM™, My Kind of Chicken®, My Favorite Pasta®, My Meatballs & Shells®, My Turkey Meatballs®, Chicken Please®, My Own Meals™

Jingle

Serve the ones you love, My Own Meals®

Distribution

Retail and Direct Mail Sales

Years: 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992

Strategy

Adjust to War

Invent the first ever kosher and halal military ration program

Redirect military procurement from defense to commercial suppliers

Product Category

Shelf stable meals for institutions, consumers, emergencies

Military Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) – commercial distribution

Meal kits

Brands

My Own Meal®, J&M®, MOM™, M.O.M.™, My Kind of Chicken®, My Kind of Meal®, My Own Meals™

Distribution

Department of Defense, Department of Justice, Retail, Direct Mail, Institutions such as Schools, Nursing Homes, Hospitals, NASA, FEMA, International militaries

Years: 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013

Strategy

Return from defense to institution and consumer emphasis

Product Category Shelf Stable Meals for convenience and emergencies
Brands

My Own Meal®, J&M®, MOM™, M.O.M.™, My Kind of Chicken®, My Kind of Meal®, My Own Meals™

Distribution

Department of Justice, Retail, Direct Mail, Homeland Security, First Responders, Institutions such as Schools, Nursing Homes, Prisons, Web distributors, International, FEMA

Years: 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019

Strategy

Adjust to Pandemic

Product Category Shelf Stable Meals for convenience and emergencies
Brands

My Own Meal®, J&M®, MOM™, M.O.M.™, My Kind of Chicken®, My Kind of Meal®, My Own Meals®

Distribution

Added In-Home elderly meal deliveries, SNAP, school lunches for kids not in-school, other institutions

Years: 2020 | 2021


1988 Advertising Age / November 7 Food Makers Jump on Microwave Kids Meals  
1988 Adweek’s Marketing Week Ex Beatrice Exec Entrepreneur develops shelf stable meals for children  
1988 Chicago Daily Herald / August 11 Nutritious meal in pouch assures busy moms that kids eat right  
1988 Chicago Parent / April My Own Meals for mother’s guilt  
1988 Chicago Tribune Business / November 13 Managers caught in merger squeeze  
1988 Chicago Tribune Tempo Woman / June 12 Motherhood fuels a business entrepreneur start children’s meals market  
1988 Chicago Tribune Food / May 26 Latest Convenience Foods for Microwave  
1988 Citizen-West / September 14 Introducing My Own Meal varieties  
1988 Cleveland Plain Dealer, and other papers October Article  
1988 CNN News Dec 9 at 5:30 and 6:30 am news report  
1988 Crain’s Chicago Business / July 18 Food for tot from a working mom introduces innovative shelf stable meals for children  
1988 Dallas Time Herald September 21  
1988 Deerfield Review / May 12 Entrepreneur startup of Children’s shelf stable meals market  
1988 Food By Mail / July Direct Mail Selling Retail meals for Kids  
1988 Food Institute Report / June 25 Introduces the five variety line of My Own Meal shelf stable meals for children in midwest  
1988 Food Processing Magazine / August Retort Meals  
1988 Good Morning America TV Show September Terry Savage’s Money Talks interview in studio  
1988 Gorman’s New Product News / June 3 Introduces the five variety line of My Own Meal shelf stable meals for children in midwest  
1988 INC Magazine Cover Story / September The New American Startup  
1988 INC Magazine Dec comments on cover Assessment by industry of the potential success – relates to Sept Cover Story  
1988 KPMG News / November Just Like Mom Would Make  
1988 LA Times Herald November 18  
1988 Lake County Today Radio Talk Show Dec 4, Waukegan, IL 30 minute interview  
1988 Lempert Report / October 5 Preservative-free, five variety, children’s meals  
1988 Modern Plastics / August Impact on consumer markets of plastic shelf stable packaging  
1988 Newsday (NY) / November 9 Eating Shelf Stable – introduces MOM meals and positive taste test  
1988 News-Sun / August 9 MOM makes meals kids ordered  
1988 Northwest Herald /  September 13 Creation of Meals for children market by busy mother  
1988 OnCentre – Chicago Entrepreneur Association / July/August Easy Meals for Kids  
1988 Packaging Digest / August Retort pouch has another go at retail – introducing innovative pioneer, My Own Meal children’s meals in pouches  
1988 Packaging Magazine / December Presents Retort Pouch Meals  
1988 Pioneer Press Newspaper Illinois / June 23 My Own Meals-Woman markets meals for Kids  
1988 Prepared Foods Magazine / August  Microwaveable meals for kids introduces healthy nutritious My Own Meals  
1988 Progressive Grocer / July Introducing My Own Meals shelf stable meals for children  
1988 San Francisco Chronicle / June 7 What’s New – Mail order meals  
1988 Southwest News-Herald / July 7 Cook’s Corner: Shelf stable My Own Meal healthy children’s meals in Chicago stores, for busy parents  
1988 Stamford, Ct Advocate / October 5 What’s For dinner Mom?  
1988 Today Show, National Aug 29 National TV interview with Jackson on MOM  
1988 U.S. Distribution Journal / October Working Mom Markets Kids’ Entrees  
1988 USA Today / November 11 Reference to Venture Magazine article – entrepreneurs across USA  
1988 Venture Magazine My Own Meals is #14 of the Venture’s 100 Best Ideas  
1988 Vogue Magazine / September Introducing My Own Meals to consumers  
1988 Wall Street Journal – Front Page  / July 28 Introducing My Own Meals for children  
1988 WGN Radio am720 June 7 Wally Philips Show interview  
1988 WLS Radio am 89 Interview April 27 interview about the company  
1988 WLS TV Channel 7 News June 9 interview with Janet Davies about company  
1988 WMAQ & 80 other news stations Crain’s Report interview  
1989 30 Newspapers in US Supermarket Sampler My Own Meals health made just for kids  
1989 Advertising Age / January 2 Children’s Meals – one of 10 categories to watch started by Mary Anne Jackson, My Own Meals  
1989 Advertising Age / November 7 Food Makers Jump on Microwave Kids’ Meals  
1989 Advertising Age / November 13 People.  to Watch – Mary Anne Jackson  
1989 Adweek’s Marketing Week / January 16 Marketers Find Kid Stuff is the Right Stuff  
1989 Adweek’s Marketing Week / July 10 Imitating “My Own Meals” when competition enters the market vs entrepreneur innovator  
1989 Adweek’s Marketing Week / July 24 Kid’s Kitchen May Face Backlash  
1989 Adweek’s Marketing Week / November 27 Marketing All-Stars on Jackson  
1989 American Baby Short Takes S. Lapinski September  
1989 Aurora Beacon / March 15 Her Own Meals Working Mom Creates Fast Entrees for Kids  
1989 Best of Best Package Designs Award for Innovative design and art  
1989 BOZO national TV Sept 28 Endorsement of MOM’s children’s meals  
1989 Business Week August Shelf Space Costs at Retail  
1989 Capital Times Madison WI / February 15 MOM offers fast easy nutritious meals  
1989 Chicago Sun-Times / January 13 She sells MOM’s home cooking  
1989 Chicago TV Cable Interview Aug 2, 3, 7 Talk of the Town half hour news show  
1989 Chicago Tribune / August 21 Toys R Us goes beyond play food with My Own Meals  
1989 Cincinnati All About Kids August/September  
1989 CNN News July 12 Report on My Own Meals and MOM  
1989 Deerfield News Voice /  February 23 “MOM” develops My Own Meals for kids  
1989 Family Circle / November 7 From Unemployed to Entrepreneur  
1989 Food Business / February 6 Working Mother introduces a product line for her peers – entrepreneur starts a food manufacturing company  
1989 Food Business / December 4 Health & Nutrition – My Own Meal innovation  
1989 Food & Beverage Marketing / January A M.O.M. for All Seasons  
1989 Food & Beverage Marketing / May Kid Meals Go Big-Time, Jackson was at the forefront of the children’s meals explosion  
1989 Food & Drug Packaging November Future View 2020  
1989 Food Engineering February Return of the Retort Pouch  
1989 Food Engineering September Mention on page 70  
1989 Food Trends News / November 1-15 Jackson as great marketer  
1989 Fortune Magazine / May 8 The ABC’s of Marketing to Kids  
1989 Good Housekeeping / December Kids’ Meals in the supermarket  
1989 Hispanic Market News / September Especiales para Niños  
1989 Home Show In Spring, Phil Lempert introduced MOM products on TV and radio: CNN, AM Buffalo, AM L.A.  
1989 Income Plus / November Quick & Crazy Food  
1989 Local Chicago Radio talk show May 10 with one hour call in interview questions.  
1989 Mansfield Inquirer Columbus, OH TV July  
1989 Microwave Foods and Packaging / April Jackson tells story of MOM  
1989 Milwaukee Journal / February 15 Kids in the Kitchen  
1989 Milwaukee Journal / October 17 Illinois Entrepreneur to speak here  
1989 Milwaukee Sentinel / October 25 Woman Builds Company with Her Own Meal Plan  
1989 New York Daily News August 23  
1989 News Journal / June 28 Introducing My Own Meals to Ohio  
1989 Nutrition Action Health letter / January-February MOM compared with competing products  
1989 Parents Magazine / October Future stuff meals for kids  
1989 Poultry Processing Magazine / August-September MOM, Incorporated  
1989 Poultry Processing Magazine / March-April Chicken Entree Leads way to new shelf stable meals  
1989 Processed Poultry Products  / December page 24  
1989 Progressive Grocer / September For tiny tastebuds  
1989 Regis & Kathy Lee Jan 27 TV, Phil Lempert introduced MOM products on show  
1989 Restaurant Business “Newsmakers” MOM in Toys R Us  
1989 Riverside Hospital’s Newsletter September, Columbus, Ohio  
1989 Rocky Mountain News / May 9 Denver, CO  
1989 San Francisco Chronicle /  June 7 Taste testing My Own Meal varieties with children – kids loved having meals designed for them  
1989 The Star Newspaper – Southern Chicago / October 1 MOM means My Own Meals  
1989 Shape Magazine Kids Meals / November Nationally available by Mail order  
1989 Success Magazine / April Exploiting the Obvious  
1989 Supermarket News / May 15 Microwavable Meals for Kids: Warm Reception Despite Price  
1989 Supermarket News / September 4 Shelf-Stable Entrees Give Frozens Run for the Money  
1989 Supermarket Savvy Newsletter  / May-June Meals Children Love to Eat and Mothers Feel Good About Serving  
1989 Talk of Town, Chicago Cable TV Half Hour Talk Show  
1989 USA Weekend / March 3-5 New children’s meals offerings  
1989 USA Today / March 15 Quick meals for kids to zap  
1989 Venture Link Japan In Japanese describes Meals  
1989 WAIT Radio, Crystal Lake, IL Aug 22 Interview about My Own Meals and MOM  
1989 Wall Street Journal / September Impact of the microwave on family life and children’s meals  
1989 WDSU TV, New Orleans, LA Mar 10 6:00 to 7:00 am Phil Lempert presented My Own Meals  
1989 Wealth Secrets Magazine / November Cooking Up Profits With Children’s Meals  
1989 WLIT Chicago Radio Jan 22 Sunday Morning Money Show  
1989 Woman’s World / October 10 Entrepreneurship and Market Development  
1989 WYSY 108 Chicago News Radio Jan 19 Interview  
1990 1001 Home Ideas / December Meals for Kids  
1990 Adweek’s Marketing Week / November 26 My Own Meals Makes Microwaveable History  
1990 American Baby / January Catering to Kids  
1990 American Health Magazine / September The Children’s Hour – Healthy Eating  
1990 At the Top Cable TV January 10  
1990 Atlanta Journal / April 12 My Own Meals entering market – taste tests  
1990 Aurora Y108 Radio Interview January 11  
1990 Better Homes and Gardens / September Health Update Microwaves Not Kid Stuff  
1990 Business Week The Best of 1989 / January 8 One of Best Entrepreneurs Food Fit for Kids  
1990 Chicago Sun Times / February 22 M.O.M. Competes with Big Companies  
1990 Chicago Sun Times / Sunday, February 25  What’s on Desks of Successful? – Jackson  
1990 Chicago Tribune Business, Page 4 / January 8 Tyson & My Own Meals  
1990 Chicago Tribune, Page 4 / October 25  Marketing – My Own Meals testing ToysRUs  
1990 CNN News March 15  
1990 Convenience Store Decisions / March MOM entrees available  
1990 Crain’s Chicago Business /  May 28 Life’s No Picnic for Food Upstarts, p. 20  
1990 Crain’s Chicago Business /  October 1 The 40 Under 40 Leaders  
1990 Entrepreneur Magazine / June Entrepreneurs Across America – Illinois  
1990 FIRST for Women Magazine / June 4 Kids Food – MOM’s meals described  
1990 Food and Beverage Marketing / April Meals for Children  
1990 Food and Beverage Marketing / November Look M.O.M.! No Nothing  
1990 Food Business / April 23 Four Hot Food Companies to Watch in the ’90s  
1990 Food Business / May 21 Kids Meals Loom as Mean Battleground  
1990 Food Business / September 10 Cover Story Food Industry Women to Watch in 90’s  
1990 Food Industry Newsletter / January 8 My Own Meals ahead of competition  
1990 Food Trends Newsletter / March 14 Kids Meals Trends  
1990 Good Housekeeping, Page 194 / June Kid’s Meals in supermarkets  
1990 INC Update / January My Own Mission – Update on Cover Story 1988  
1990 INC Internal Analysis / April page 115  
1990 INC Magazine / September INC Roundtable article – Milwaukee June  
1990 Jackson Citizen Patriot (MI) Food / August 13  Kids Meal  
1990 Leukemia Society News / Spring “My Own Meals” Becomes “MOM” of Marathon  
1990 Longevity Magazine / June Microwave Meals for Kids  
1990 NBC News Report March  
1990 Newsday / January 17 Children and the Microwave  
1990 Newsweek / February 26 The Zap Generation  
1990 New York Daily News / March 21 New Kids’ Food on the Block – Taste tests  
1990 New York Times / February 14 Meals for children by microwave  
1990 North Shore Magazine / November MOM girds for battle  
1990 Pronto Magazine Japanese / July New Directions in Children’s Market  
1990 Regis & Kathy Lee January 30  
1990 Supermarket Business / May Not Just Kid Stuff  
1990 Supermarket News / September 17 Kids’ Microwave Meals Are Warming Up  
1990 Today Show March 5  
1990 Tufts U. Diet & Nutrition Letter / June Who’s making dinner when Mom or Dad isn’t?  
1990 USA Today / June 4 Small fry microwave meals become big business  
1990 USA Weekend  / March 30 – April 1 Target: Kids’ Taste Buds  
1990 US Distribution Journal / February Foods geared for kids gain in popularity  
1990 US News & World Report / May 28 Pint-Size Fares to Florida  
1990 US News & World Report / November 5 page 74 News You Can Use – Kid’s Meals  
1990 Wall Street Journal, Front Page / May 10 Kids’ Meals Become a Hot Market  
1990 Wall Street Journal / November 2 Shelf Stable My Own Meals sells convenience  
1990 Washington Post, Page E-11 / January 10  Latest Microwave Cuisine is Kids’ Play  
1990 Washington Post / September 5 My Own Meals created new Product Category  
1990 WPVI Philadelphia August 27 News report  
1991 ABC World Report News January 28  
1991 Anchorage Times / March 13 Nutrition differences adults v. children  
1991 Arkansas Gazette / March 14 Meals for kids eye market  
1991 Business Forum / March Taking Care of Kids  
1991 Chicago Sun-Times / November 7 MSG article – My Own Meals not using  
1991 Chicago Tribune Sunday / January 27 The Mother of MOM  
1991 Chicago Tribune / March 14 Taste test of kids’ meals  
1991 Chicago Tribune / April 25 MOM and packaging process  
1991 Continental Profiles COVER / July Story of Business and changes Cover Story  
1991 Crain’s Chicago Business / May 20 New Firm Caught in Food Fight  
1991 Crain’s Chicago Business Page 4 “Kids’ fare for ‘Storm’?” Pentagon approved  
1991 Delicious Magazine Cover Story / November-December Jackson – Kids’ Food Whiz  
1991 Entrepreneurial Woman May Cover Story Mary Anne Jackson Founder My Own Meals, A Multimillion-Dollar Specialty Food Company  
1991 Entrepreneurial Woman / March Sixth Sense – Entrepreneurs  
1991 Family Affairs / Winter-Spring Microwave meals hurt family meals?  
1991 Food Business / February 11 My Own Meals  
1991 Food Business / May 20 Kids Meals The Market Grows Up  
1991 Food Business / June 17 Small Food Companies dealing with retailers  
1991 Food Processing / March Microwave-related burns increasing among children  
1991 Honolulu Advertiser / January 30 Meals for the younger set  
1991 Ladies Home Journal April  
1991 MOMENTS Newsletter Nutritional info on kids’ meal products  
1991 Sacramento Bee / June 8 Evaluation of Kids Meals in market  
1991 Talking to the Boss Chicago / February M.O.M.’s the Word  
1991 Working Woman / May Give Your Small Company a Big Image  
1991 WPNT 100.3 – Chicago Talk Radio September 8  
1992 Chicago Sun Times / September 18 Women’s Conference 1000 participants  
1992 Cleveland Plain Dealer / May 26 MOM’s cooking finds a spot in kitchens  
1992 Executive Female / January-February Market Research and Surveys: How good is your business idea really?  
1992 Family Circle / January 7 Meals Hot off the Shelf  
1992 Food Business / April 6 Kids do the darndest (green) things  
1992 Food Business / August 24 Small companies have big needs, too. MOM story  
1992 Food Product Design / April Trickle down Tech – My Own Meal pouches  
1992 Prepared Foods / February My Own Meals focuses on promos v ads  
1992 SELF Magazine / March Positive Persuasion  
1992 Supermarket Sampler, Page 40 My Own Meals one of Best Products of Year  
1992 Talking to the Boss Chicago / October Women’s intuition on marketing  
1992 Wall Street Journal / March 6 Working Parents Hunger for Help In Kitchen  
1992 Woman’s Day / February TV dinners for Kids  
1992 Working Woman / July The 25 Hottest Careers – Executive to Entrepreneur  
1993 Chicago Sentinel / August 19 MOM’s kosher MREs help soldiers  
1993 Food Business, Page 29 / August 23 MOM left kids meals to kosher adult shelf stable  
1993 Food Business Cover Story / August 23 Top Female Entrepreneurs-MOM success story  
1993 Forbes Magazine / May 24 Shiksa Chef – Starting Your Own Business  
1993 INC Speech San Francisco / November 2-3 Beyond the Wonder Years – MOM redefined  
1993 Jewish New York Week / January 8-14 MOM’s kosher food to troops in Somalia  
1993 Navy Times / August It’s not lox but it is kosher  
1993 New Product News / December 9 Kosher meals for Adults and Children Intro  
1993 Public Voice Speech / February 1-2 Washington DC for Food & Health Policy  
1994 Dietitians In Business & Communications Spring 1994 About MOM’s Kosher mail order: What’s hot, what’s not for 1994  
1994 Forbes Magazine / May 23 No pork barrel – redefining the business  
1994 Food Product Design / June Entrepreneurial R&D story with MOM  
1994 Good Fortune Magazine / May News in Kosher Food page 138 MOM  
1994 Live in LA (Doralee Scanlon) January 11 Interview  
1994 WGN Super Radio 10 minute feature June 2  
1995 Chai Today / April Meals for people on the run  
1995 Chicago Sun-Times / March 25 Space Station Mir Astronaut Shannon Lucid took MOM  
1995 Chicago Tribune / April 5 Good Eating  
1995 Ft. Hood Newspaper / July Kosher MREs Offer Soldiers Edible Alternatives  
1995 Florida Times-Union / March 23 Company making ‘multi-faith’ meals  
1995 Food Formulating / May My Own Meals Go Kosher  
1995 Food Formulating / September My Own Meals to the Space Station Mir  
1995 Food Processing / September Stop the microwaveable food bashing  
1995 Food Processing / November Destined for Space Station Mir  
1995 Food Product Design / September Kosher meals displayed. Cashing In on the Kosher Cachet  
1995 Food Service Director / May 15 Kosher, halal, vegetarian, Passover My Own Meal  
1995 Food Service Director / December 15 This is the new Army – MOM ration photo  
1995 Herald Tribune, FL / March 22 Multi Faith Meals  
1995 Home News New Brunswick NJ / April 5 Introduces Passover My Own Meals  
1995 JUF News / September My Own Meals goes to Space  
1995 Kashrus Magazine / February Dual certified Kosher and Halal Vegetarian  
1995 Military Lifestyle Couponer / July Special MREs now available to Troops  
1995 North Jersey Herald & News / April 5 MOM Introduces kosher for Passover  
1995 Seattle Times / April 5 My Own Meal kosher meals  
1995 The Press Enterprise, Ontario, CA / April 13 Adult religious meals for multi use  
1996 Army Times /  March 4 Soldiers kosher needs met with MOM MREs  
1996 Chaplaincy Roll Call / August 27 My Own Meals JWB_How ration program created  
1996 Chicago Jewish Star / August 2-15 Story of creating Jackson’s kosher ration program  
1996 Feingold News / June MOM’s Multi Faith Meals in institutions  
1996 Food Product Design / January Creating Logos and package art  
1996 Food Service Product News / January-February My Own Meal listed  
1996 JCC Press Release / August 27 JCC_My Own Meals cooperate for kosher rations  
1996 Jewish Bulletin Northern California First ever Kosher rations — My Own Meals  
1996 Jewish Post of New York /  December MOM kosher meals available to military  
1996 Jewish Press / March 22 MOM’s Kosher Travel Meals  
1996 Jewish Press / July 26 Aleph Institute helps MOM  
1996 Jewish Press / August 16 MOM’s Kosher Rations Contract History Making  
1996 JUF News / July Kosher Rations Available for First Time in History  
1996 Kashrus Magazine / September Update on Multi-Faith Ration_My Own Meals  
1996 Lubavitch News / June First ever Kosher rations – My Own Meals  
1996 Meat Marketing & Technology / March My Own Meal beef meals  
1996 Menorah – Aleph Institute / February Jackson’s years of work succeeded with Kosher MREs  
1996 Pioneer Press / July 18 Cutting Red Tape and Congress Involved in MREs  
1996 Pioneer Press / August 15 Political effort to get multi-faith program in place  
1996 Prepared Foods / November Hailing Halal MOM in halal market  
1996 Virginia Pilot Military Section / October 16 History Making MOM shipping kosher and halal MREs  
1996 Wall Street Journal, Page 1 / July 11  First ever Kosher rations – My Own Meals.  
1996 Washington Jewish Week / May 16 Chaplains tell story of My Own Meal testing since 1992  
1996 Women’s Business Development Center Jackson is Hall of Fame September 11  
1997 Defense Logistics Agency Loglines / March DLA feature on religious meals and My Own Meals  
1997 Delaney Report / February 17 MOM goes kosher  
1997 Food Newspaper / April News in a Minute  
1997 Food Technology / August My Own Meals publishes book on halal production  
1997 Forward Business Labor / April 18 Story of MOM’s Kosher Meal Creation  
1997 Guardian, Ft. Polk / February 28 Jackson lives soldier’s life getting feedback from soldiers  
1997 Jewish Week, Long Island / January 10 My Own Meals finally in the military system  
1997 Kashrus Magazine / February Military Rations  
1997 Link RDA / February Jackson at Ft. Polk with run-away M60 reviews meals with soldiers  
1997 Meat Processing Magazine / February Halal Meals Available in Military  
1997 Military Market Magazine Defense Logistics Agency – Thank You on Magazine  
1997 National Guard / August Announces first of its kind MOM’s MREs  
1997 National Jewish Committee on Scouting / June 8 Announces MOM’s Pouch Meals for Scouting Troop Use  
1997  North American Meat Processors / December 2 Halal Handbook Available  
1998 Association of US Army / October MREs evaluated including kosher and halal  
1998 Business 98 / February-March How to Write Winning Bid  
1998 CBS-TV Moscow Interview for TV and radio  
1998 Food & Beverage Marketing / November Y2K, My Own Meals, My Kind of Meal meal kits  
1999 Cleveland Jewish News /  January 1 RU Ready 4 Y2K  
1999 Crain’s Chicago Business / March 8 Y2K anxiety goes mainstream  
1999 Crain’s Chicago Business / November 1 Lessons Learned  
1999 Kosher Today / November My Own Meals fills void – Debut at Kosherfest  
1999 Maariv, Israel Daily Newspaper / August Combat Ration by My Own Meal  
1999 Excite News (Internet) / March 7 Sales of Y2K Gear  
1999 Jewish Telegraph Agency NY / March 15  Rabbis Head for Gulf, Bosnia with MOM MREs  
1999 Virtual Jerusalem Living / August My Own Meals only one to help for Y2K  
2000 Eshel Kosher Market Intro My Own Meals for travel, office, camping  
2000 Food Engineering / July-August Flexible Manufacturing, kosher, halal My Own Meals  
2000 Food Technology / July Getting Religion for your meals  
2000 Institute Food Technologists / May 12 Halal Industrial Production Standards  
2000 Kolot Jewish Voices / August Soldiers Chow down on Kosher Rations from MOM  
2000 WGN News September 5 Kosher military rations  
2001 Columbus Dispatch / April 20 Kosher food will cross final frontier  
2001 Daily Northwestern Newspaper / January 11 Northwest Univ. Sodexho add My Own Meals  
2001 Gulf News Abu Dhabi / March 25 Jackson Introduces religious rations to Gulf States at IDEX  
2001 Israel News / April September 5 Kosher military rations  
2001 Jerusalem Report / December 31 My Own Meals keeps kosher & halal meat separate  
2001 Jewish Homemaker / Winter 2001 Rabbi Goldstein at Ground Zero, My Own Meals mentioned  
2001 Jewish News of Phoenix / July 14 New Rabbi experiences including kosher MREs  
2001 Kashrus Magazine / June My Own Meals Kosher Meals in Space  
2001 Kosher Today / May MOM in space for Israeli Astronaut Ilan Ramon  
2001 Kosher Today / July My Own Meals story of going kosher  
2001 Lifestyle Magazine / May Upfront – MOM kosher meals in space  
2001 Pioneer Press Papers Illinois / May 3 Local story about My Own Meals going kosher  
2001 Reuters / March 25 J&M foods eager to cater to Gulf Muslims  
2001 Sun Sentinel. Ft Lauderdale, FL / April 9 Israeli Astronaut and My Own Meals  
2002 Business Continuity Planner / December Don’t forget those with special requirements  
2002 Chicagoland TV Cable On MOM’s military ration program  
2002 Chicago Sun Times / March 17 MOM at Guantanamo  
2002 Daily News Sunday, Page 15 / June 16 Astronaut Ilan Ramon takes MOM to space  
2002 FORWARD / July 26 MOM’s kosher prison meal plans  
2002 Kosher Today / September kosher.com site includes My Own Meals  
2002 NY Times / January 27 Food Pyramid shows MOM box  
2002 Torah Radio 10:50 am half hour interview with Jackson  
2002 WBBM-AM 780 at 6:50, 10:50, 1:50, 4:50 report on MOM  
2003 ABC News at 5 pm MOM and Astronaut story  
2003 Israel National News / April Email from Kuwait  
2003 Kosher Today / February 3 MOM on ill-fated Colombia space shuttle  
2003 Pioneer Press / January 30 Local company supplies food for Israeli astronaut  
2003 Seattle Times / June 2 Natick Labs Tests MREs  
2004 American Jewry / April 5 Sadam’s out seder’s in: Passover in Hussein’s palace  
2004 Chicago Tribune / December 29 Kosher food firm finds a niche in the military  
2004 NY Times Fallujah photo – Shawn Baldwin  
2004  NY Times / November 18 Fallujah in Flight: MOM corrugated M.O.M. Letters  
2004 The Jewish Week / January 9 Bringing My Own Meals – kosher on the road  
2004 The Jewish Week / March 11 Military needs Passover – MOM will plan for next year  
2005 Business Kosher High-tech kosher cooking – MOM known as  
2005 Defend America Bagdad, Iraq / September 6  Donations Kick Off School Days for Iraqi Kids  
2005 Defense Link / November 21 More Military Funds Committed for Pakistan Quake Relief  
2005 Elmira Star-Gazette (NY) / July 30 My Own Meals aboard Space Shuttle Discovery  
2005 Flu Pandemic Site / August 26 Flu Pandemic Preparation – Food  
2005 Jewish World Review / December 14 Military buys special meals for Jewish, Muslim troops  
2005 The Maple Leaf / September 14 Canadian Military Contract  
2005 Newsday.com: High-tech kosher / April 28 Military bought 9600 My Own Meal Kosher for Passover  
2005 Pakistan Journal / March 11 J&M and IFANCA Participate IDEX 2005  
2005 Prepared Foods / August Formulating Soups and Stews  
2005 Voice of America / October 13 Pace of Massive Relief Effort in Pakistan Speeds Up  
2006 Boston Globe / February 5 The next generation of military meals  
2006 Defend American News / September 7 MOM logo in photo  
2006  DefenseLINK News / November 21 Military Funds for Pakistan Quake Relief  
2006 Food & Drink Magazine / June “Certified Success” in Halal MREs  
2006 Halal Consumer Magazine / May 2 J&M Food Products Profile  
2006 IFANCA Website / May Leading The Way – J&M Food Products – A Profile  
2006 NJBIZ New Jersey Business / April 17 MOM drops Passover & Supplies Daily Ration Needs  
2006 Washington Post / Sunday, July 9 The Costs of War  
2007 Anaconda Times / June 20 Soldiers Break Bread, Learn Culture MOM’s halal MREs  
2007 Army Magazine / May Sustaining the Force & Preparing for the Next Mission MOM halal MRE photo  
2007 Harper’s Magazine / April REs Saddam Hussein mention  
2007 Jewish Review / July 1 MOM supplies institutions, retail, military  
2007 Wall Street Journal / March 15 Halal MREs  
2008 Danger Room / December 19 Baghdads Meals on (Armored) Wheels – Mom’s MREs to Sadr City residents  
2008 Support Our Troops.org / December 14 U.S., Iraqi Soldiers Deliver Meals to Sadr Residents, Baghdad – MOM’s Halal MREs  
2010 Army Times / March 22 Kosher and Halal MREs feed religious diversity  
2010 Kosher Spirit / September Kosher Combat  
2010 National Guard Magazine / September 2010 Illinois Guard 182nd Airlift Wing shipping MOMs halal MREs to Pakistan refugees  
2010 Research & Development Associates R&DA Awards  
2011 Deerfield Review / July 21 Firm brings Kosher, Halal to the Masses  
2012 Government Security News / November 01 FEMA Purchases for Hurricane Sandy  
2013 Columbian News Washington State / January 21 Are Clark County Jail meal requests kosher?  
2015 Halal Consumer Spring Spotlight Spotlight on J&M® Foods  
2020 I Heart Halal / April 3 Day Event Article – November 2  
2020 IFANCA Magazine / November Halal as an Institution