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The New Food Label Is Here!

Foodamentals, Health Care Professionals By May 20, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

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The Food and Drug Administration released the guidelines for the new Nutrition Facts Panel today, or as it’s affectionately called by health professionals, the NFP. The Nutrition Facts Panel may be a few decades old but it hasn’t changed much since it was introduced in 1993. It has become an essential  tool for people to figure out how nutritional value of the food they eat. There are some pretty awesome changes you’ll start to see on food labels over the next few years. The new NFP will: read more

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The Evolution of Grocery Confusion

Around the Table By May 16, 2012 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

When we talk to ShopWell users, one of the most common questions we hear is simply: “What do I eat?” It should be simple, but given the extent of the food-related health problems in this country, it proves to be quite difficult for many people.

Solving this problem by helping people eat healthier is our goal here at ShopWell. To give us more insight, we’ve explored what led us to this current state of grocery confusion. Turns out, it took over a century to get here!

Evolution of Grocery Confusion - ShopWell
Many thanks to ShopWell’s Head Dietitian, Marci Harnischfeger MS RD, for leading the research for the infographic and to Valerie Willis for pulling it all together with an easy to follow visual design. read more

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Spread the Word: ShopWell’s iPhone App Now Even Cooler!

Keeping It Fresh By August 30, 2011 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

We here at ShopWell have exciting news. Our iPhone app just got even cooler. We've added a bunch more features that are sure to please.

See Your Lists: 

Headed to the store and didn't get a chance to print your list? Want to know the name of the bread you traded up to last week? Now you can see all of your lists right in the mobile app for a quick and easy reminder of all of the healthy foods you picked out at home.

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Edit Your Profile:

Trying to remember which health goals and nutrition preferences you set? Check out the new profile section where you can review and update all of your ShopWell preferences. read more

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ShopWell Gets Crafty at the Bay Area Maker Faire

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

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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

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