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We're Celebrating 35 Years Of Goodness!

We're Celebrating 35 Years Of Goodness!

We’re celebrating 35 years of goodness this April – and we want you to join us!

35 years ago in 1981, the first Goodness Me! opened its doors to the city of Hamilton. It was a small store, and Janet Jacks was the only employee. She baked, ordered product, priced, ran cash, and talked to and educated the customers. The plan was that Janet would only work for a year at the store, at which time her husband, Scott Jacks, would take over and Janet would return to being a stay-at-home mom and part time teacher. 

Well, anyone who knows Janet, knows that this did not happen.

 35 years later, Janet is as involved in the business as ever. She thrives off educating and talking to our customers and staff, and does so through her radio program called Just for the Health Of It; by teaching classes to our customers; by writing books, such as Discover the Power of Food and Share Goodness; and just by being present at the stores to answer customer questions.

This April, we’re celebrating being in business for 35 years. We may have started small, but we have grown to 9 locations, an online stores, and hundreds of staff members. But our purpose has stayed the same: to help people live longer, healthier, happier lives. This was Janet’s goal in 1981, and it’s still our goal today.

So, how can you celebrate with us? Take a look at some of the excitement we have going on in April!


Janet will be leading a free class across Goodness Me! stores throughout the month of April. The class is called Foundations of Health, and in it, Janet will share her secrets to living a full, healthy life! You will learn to lower your risk of disease, increase your energy, boost your mood, and help almost every part of your body – all with some simple changes. Plus, Janet will be talking about her brand new cookbook called Share Goodness, with over 100 recipes and health tips, and will be signing books after class. Click here for a full list of Janet’s class dates.

Scott Jacks, Janet’s husband, will also be doing a tour of free classes titled Diabetes: A Life Rich in Health? Yes! If you have not yet been to one of Scott’s classes, now is the time. They are life-changing, motivating, and inspiring for anyone living with diabetes, on the path to diabetes, or who has a loved one with diabetes. Learn how the right choices have resulted in an amazing health transformation in Scott’s life. Click here to sign up for his classes today!


Janet Jacks will be releasing her second book, a brand new cookbook called Share Goodness which will be available at all Goodness Me! locations this April! With over 100 brand new recipes and health tips, you won’t want to miss out on this book. There are soups and sides, salads, main dishes, desserts, and drinks to nourish the body and your soul as you cook your way to health with this book. Plus, enjoy tidbits from Janet’s past and why she got inspired to be healthy in the first place—even before Scott got diabetes. Watch for it at the Goodness Me! nearest you!


All month long, we’ll be having demos, sales, and features on some of Janet’s products. Some of the choices will be brands that have been with us from the very beginning; others are new additions that Janet has quickly come to love. Watch for highlights in our flyers, Deals of the Week, online, and in-store.


On Saturday April 30th, all our Goodness Me! locations will be celebrating the end of our anniversary month with a wrap-up day. At all 9 stores you’ll get to try some of Janet’s favourite products, enjoy some giveaways and samples, enter to win prizes, savour some delicious gluten free cupcakes for free from our bakery, and indulge in some awesome anniversary specials and deals. More details to come, but don’t miss this day!

If you want to celebrate with us, join in the fun. Sign up for one of Janet’s or Scott’s classes, pick up our brand new cookbook, or just come in store and chat with our staff. There will be something for everyone all month long.

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Briar from EcoTrend - April 28, 2016

WOW! 35 years of Goodness!!
Congratulations to Janet, Scott and family, you are all an inspiration to every community.
Your drive to help people live healthier has been unstoppable. I have enjoyed working with you and your staff members as a supplier for many years and look forward to many more.

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