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Popular Foods Have Arrived in the ShopWell App!

Uncategorized By February 27, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

In the last ShopWell iPhone App update we launched a feature
that allows people to rate the foods they find in ShopWell. This helps the community know which foods people like the most. Today, we released an update to the app which uses your
ratings along with other measures of popularity to provide you a weekly
notification of popular foods.

True to ShopWell’s mission, the popular foods notification is personalized. You will get the popular foods of people with the same
nutrition goals and preferences as you. For example, if you are looking for gluten free
foods, we’ll only show you the popular foods of others who have also selected to avoid gluten. read more

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Food Ratings Now in the ShopWell iPhone App!

Uncategorized By February 6, 2013 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

There are tens of thousands of foods to choose from in the
grocery store and it’s hard to know what to buy. ShopWell has always been there
for you to help make your purchase decisions easier by informing you which
foods match your diet. Now, we are going to make your decisions even more
informed by providing you with food ratings from the ShopWell community.

Today, we released a new version of the ShopWell iPhone App
with food ratings. Customers can now give a thumbs up or thumbs down to the
foods they find in the app. We collect your responses and provide an overall
rating from the ShopWell community. Not only do we expect you’ll find the
ratings useful, but we also hope you enjoy rating foods. read more

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Get Rewarded for Healthy Actions in ShopWell

Uncategorized By November 29, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , No Comments



At ShopWell, we are dedicated to helping you choose foods that are healthy for you. Even though we are focused on health, we have always known that you choose foods based on value and taste as well.



Coupon Reward in ShopWellSo we are excited to share with you that you can now get daily rewards in the ShopWell iPhone app for working towards your health and nutrition goals! Earn rewards for taking actions such as finding foods that score green for you and adding them to your grocery list.
 
Rewards will vary from coupons on food items to gift cards to discounts on retail items. For example, you may get rewards such as a coupon from Starbucks, an Amazon gift card, or a discount at Best Buy. While the rewards themselves will not always be in the form of discounts on healthy food purchases, they are still dollars in your pocket for taking actions to learn about and shop for healthy foods for you.  read more

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Location, Location, Location… ShopWell Now Has It!

Uncategorized By October 28, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , No Comments

We are excited to tell you about the beta
release of location features in ShopWell! Now, ShopWell users can find out which stores nearby carry the healthy foods they find in our mobile app.  

The stores that display in the app are the closest in the area that are likely
to carry the food a user is considering. Check it out:

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Please note, we are in beta testing mode and adding new foods
with location every day. Eventually, the majority of foods in ShopWell will
have a store location for them. read more

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Food & Health News Roundup

Around the Table By June 29, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

Here are some of the top stories in recent news regarding healthy eating and nutrition. Send us a tweet to @shopwell or comment on our Facebook page with your thoughts or questions. Comments are always appreciated!


Kids Who Cook Are Hungrier for Healthy Food Choices – Science Daily

"Science Daily reports that a study from the University of Alberta “suggests the best way to get your child to eat healthier foods — and actually enjoy them — is to have them help with meal preparation.”  Read more…

Not All Calories Equal, Study Shows – WSJ 

"A diet based on healthy carbohydrates—rather than a low-fat or low-carbohydrate diet—offers the best chance of keeping weight off without bringing unwanted side effects, a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests."  Read more…  read more

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How Many Calories Do You Really Need?

Chew on This By September 2, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

 
Dreamstime_s_13876852If you're like most Americans, chances are you turn to a product's nutrition label for guidance on whether or not it's good for you. A 2010 American Dietetic Association study (with over 10,000 participants) found that 61.6 percent of respondents regularly examined the Nutrition Facts Panel. And with 2011 marking the 20th anniversary of required nutrition labels on products, most of us have gotten pretty good at scanning the label to find out the calories, fat, sugar, and vitamin content in our favorite foods. read more

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Maximizing MyPlate Guidelines, Part 2: Watch Your Calorie, Sodium, and Added Sugar Intake

Foodamentals By June 16, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , , , No Comments

Myplate_white Last week, I introduced the USDA's new MyPlate program and discussed ways to choose healthy foods in each food group (check out the post here if you missed it). This week in Part 2 of Maximizing MyPlate Guidelines, I'll dive deeper into new recommendations for calories, sodium, and added sugar intake.

We here at ShopWell applaud the USDA for creating straightforward, actionable guidelines to help us reach our food and nutrition goals.  The information found at ChooseMyPlate.gov brings one's attention back to foods at each meal by asking Americans to fill a quarter of their plates each with vegetables, fruits, protein, and grains and have a serving of dairy on the side. read more

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