Approximately two years ago, Dr. Rita DiCarlo, now of Palm Desert, Calif., who has a doctorate degree in chiropractic medicine and is also an RN, was inspired to create something that’s fun to eat for those who have a restricted diet. “I was sitting there thinking about all the patients who want to eat pizza and can’t,” she said. “I thought, there has to be a substitute or a way to make something.”
She met up with SCORE mentor Bruce Paschal, the 90-year-old creator of Dole and Bausch and Lomb contact lenses. “Every Monday, for two years, I go see Bruce,” she said. Paschal has helped DiCarlo with the business end of launching a new product.
“He said ‘I know what I know and I know you have a good product,’” she recalled.