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ShopWell Featured on Daniel Terdiman’s Blog on CNET

Around the Table By August 26, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

CNET Daniel Terdiman featured ShopWell this week on his blog Geek Gestalt on His informative and detailed post discusses ShopWell's personalized nutriton algorithm, positive and fun nutrition tools, and a discussion of our new Trade Ups feature.

Included in the piece are interviews of both our Founder Brian Witlin and Head Dietitian Marci Harnischfeger MS RD. Thanks Daniel for such a great write up! 

Here is an excerpt from his fantastic post:

If you're going to try to help people figure out the best foods for their individual circumstances, why not bring a little Silicon Valley sensibility to the table? read more


Maximizing MyPlate Guidelines, Part 1: Find The Right Foods For You

Foodamentals By June 8, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

Myplate_green Late last week, the USDA announced a change from the long running MyPyramid program to the MyPlate program, a simpler plan focused on portion sizes of healthy foods at each meal. The information found at 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 while being mindful of calorie, 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.

Now that you have clear direction on how much to eat, take a moment and ask yourself: is my pantry stocked with the foods that meet these new guidelines and are right for me?

Want to make improvements? In Part 1 of the series on MyPlate guidelines, I'll start with suggestions for maximizing your vegetable, fruit, grain, protein, and dairy options. Next week, I'll dive into more tips around calories, sodium, and sugar.

To get started, choose one of the following areas to improve and use the tips, searches, and lists to start trading up the foods in your pantry today.


ShopWell Gets Crafty at the Bay Area Maker Faire

Around the Table By May 24, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

What a blast!  We just wrapped up an amazing weekend at the Maker Faire, hosted at the San Mateo County Fairgrounds.  Attendees in the Health 2.0 Pavillion got a chance to hear Head Dietitian Marci speak about “How to Hack your Grocery List.”

We showed off our iPhone App and website, including our new Sharable Lists features.  The crowd joined in with glee, suggesting new foods to look up on ShopWell.  The most popular request?  Spam!


MarciAndKaceyAtMakerFaire Marci and Kacey also gave hands-on demonstrations of the website and iPhone App to techies, health nuts, and crafts enthusiasts from all over the Bay Area. What an amazing crowd! read more


Want to Improve Your Grocery List? ShopWell Will Help You Trade Up!

Keeping It Fresh By April 13, 2011 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Screen shot 2011-04-13 at 1.12.50 PM You have asked, and we have answered.  The big question we have been geting is:  "Once I get my grocery list into ShopWell, how do I improve it? What do I do now?"  

Well, now we have the answer!  We have just launched a new "trade up" feature that gives you suggestions on how to improve your shopping list. Pretty cool, huh?  We take the preferences you set on ShopWell around your food related goals and conditions, and suggest new foods to trade up to that better match your profile.   read more