Anderson is one of the original founders and owners of Mom’s Meals and was instrumental in the startup, growth, and current success of the organization. Founded as a family business in 1999 with the goal of preparing and delivering nutritious meals directly to private homes, Barb has served on various boards, committees, and programs around the country with the goal to advocate and educate on the importance of delivering nutritious food to people in need.
Barb's day-to-day responsibilities provided company-wide leadership by developing and supporting the direction of the company, now a national leader in health advocacy and aging in place services. While remaining family operated, Mom’s Meals has grown into an industry-leading, nationwide platform for home-delivered, refrigerated meal programs.
Barb graduated from Iowa State with a B.S. in Nutrition and Fashion Design. Her passion for nutrition and commitment to family and community support are some of the foundational principles that still guide Mom’s Meals. Barb originally helped prepare meals for aging parents and in-laws to allow them to eat healthy and remain at home. As Barb and her family saw how important healthy meals are for other people in their community, they started working with the state of Iowa supporting its Medicaid program. Barb spent the following years traveling the state and country advocating for home-delivered meals and programs to support the health and independence for seniors and other groups at risk for health inequality. 20 years later Mom’s Meals is now a national leader providing delicious and nutritious meals to individuals in all 50 states.