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Doug Taeckens

Doug Taeckens

Doug Taeckens is the President and CEO of Healthy Steps by Jokari

Doug Taeckens is an accomplished senior housewares executive with hands-on experience managing all facets of sales and operations, including new product launches, lean manufacturing initiatives, licensing, acquisition integration, international sourcing, manufacturing and distribution, and most importantly, building strong teams.

He is currently serving as President and CEO of Carrollton, TX-based Jokari/US, Inc.

Previously he served as President and COO of The Evercare Company based in Alpharetta, GA, a manufacturer of housewares products.

Doug also served for many years on the board of the International Housewares Association.

Doug is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in marketing & finance, and an MBA with a focus on marketing.

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Blog Posts by Doug Taeckens

  • Stuck in Traffic with a Kid Crying Snack Attack? Healthy Steps Offers These Simple do-ahead Ideas.

    Stuck in Traffic with a Kid Crying Snack Attack? Healthy Steps Offers These Simple do-ahead Ideas.

    Kids love the wow factor, and cartoon-themed packaging of supermarket snacks. But if you’re looking for more economical–and nutritious–ways to fuel your little ones or big ones, grab a snack bag and toss together these ingredients, stuff into a diaper bag, back pack or briefcase to handle hunger in a hurry.

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  • Four Simple Ways to Eat Healthy

    Four Simple Ways to Eat Healthy

    Are years of donuts, dips and desserts making your body scream for a nutritional makeover? Or perhaps your diet plan includes one excuse after another of how it did not, could not, and would not work.

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  • What makes these foods fabulous?

    What makes these foods fabulous?

    Take a fresh approach to eating right with the “fab five” of super foods. They are packed with nutrition and flavor to jump start any meal.

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  • USDA brings new sense of urgency with revised dietary guidelines

    USDA brings new sense of urgency with revised dietary guidelines

    The USDA’s new dietary guidelines for the food you put on your plate encourage Americans to focus on what they eat and how they eat. At the heart of the guidelines: cut back on salt, sugar and fat, and trim portion sizes.

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  • Don’t think of it as meal planning….you’re creating “daily specials.”

    Don’t think of it as meal planning….you’re creating “daily specials.”

    Planning is the key for successful family meals, but menu-planning sessions too often take place between the produce aisle and the meat section. Last minute shoppers can be easily side-tracked by anything that looks interesting or especially appealing at that moment¬ – with nary a thought as to how it will combine into an actual […]

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