NUTRAPHAGIA

Dignity and Joy through Food

Are you ready to EAT?

Based on decades of experience, our pioneering team of clinicians has created EAT, a quick-melt, high-calorie snack designed to require minimal chewing for children and adults who require foods that are easier to swallow. With 200 calories per serving, these meringue coated snacks are easy to chew, dissolve quickly and come in four irresistible flavors that are GMO-free, gluten-free, nut-free and Kosher. 

There may be many reasons a person is concerned about receiving adequate nutrition. Our on-the-go snack is a stress-free way to get the nutrition you will love. Portable enough, they're the perfect finger food that lets everyone experience the joy of eating independently. 


The Founders

Tia Bagan, MS, CCC-SLP
Co-Founder/Chief Innovative Officer

Tia Bagan M.S. CCC-SLP, began her undergraduate training at the University of Iowa’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She continued her graduate training at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago Illinois and was fellowship trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She returned to Rush University Medical Center as a Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer for 5 years. Throughout her 15 years of practice, Tia has provided patient care in the acute care hospital, out-patient, rehabilitation, day rehab, skilled and long term care facilities. Through independent research of dysphagia products over the years she continued to see a discrepancy between the needs of her patients and the current offerings in the market. This is how Nutraphagia was formed. Tia is also a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association and has received the ACE award for excellence in continuing education.

Nick Slinde

As a founding partner of Slinde Nelson, Nick advises businesses on corporate strategy, supply chain and logistics, general operational matters, financial markets, debt restructuring, real estate and commercial litigation/settlement. As a litigator and transactional attorney, with considerable real wold business experience, Nick brings a unique perspective and compelling value proposition to his growing client base in Oregon and Washington.

Nick has founded and operated numerous businesses including Surface Tech (surface infrastructure technologies), BubbaSwiss (real estate investment/development) and NutraPhagia (high caloric snacks for people with swallowing disorders).

Nick is currently developing a venture services/fund platform called LVL3 which provides advisory and consulting services to early and mid stage businesses.

Jason Frank

Jason is the Founder and President at Inflection Point Advisors; a business strategy and management consulting firm focused on middle-market companies on the west coast. He has held several positions in the public and private sectors ranging from Senior Analyst to Chief Executive Officer. Jason has experience in businesses with revenues ranging from sub-$1 million to over $200 million annually.

Areas of expertise include: business strategy, buy-side & sell-side mergers and acquisitions, financial modeling, capital planning, and organization design & leadership.

Jason received his MBA from the University of Oregon (Oregon Executive MBA) and received a B.S. in Finance, cum laude, from Portland State University.