Just before Christmas 2013, we released the Android version of the ShopWell app. This had been a long standing request from people with Android devices, who wanted to take advantage of the personalized health and nutrition information offered by ShopWell.
We have received a tremendous response from Android users so far and we promise to continue to make the app better in the coming weeks and months. So thanks a lot for your continued support!!
As always, we want to hear your feedback so that we can continue to make ShopWell work better for you!read more
Our mission at ShopWell has
always been to make the world a better place to eat. We started ShopWell to
provide personalized nutrition information to shoppers like you to help you make
better decisions about the foods you buy. Today more than a million people use
the app, and are making healthier choices every day as a result.
In the latest ShopWell app update, we added a cool
new feature called Missions. A “Mission” is a short survey from a food company to
ask ShopWell users their opinion. The questions are things like flavor, quality,
nutritional benefit, etc. A “Mission” takes just a few minutes – and the brands
thank the ShopWell user with a gift card.
No personally identifiable information about the user is shared with the
food company.read more
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
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
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.
So 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
I want to thank the National Aging Network for bringing us together to discuss our different ideas and to find ways that we can collectively work to improve senior nutrition services in this country and work to end senior hunger.
I also want to thank the hardworking staff at the National Resource Center for making us feel welcome and for making sure the entire event went off without a hitch. They certainly are a dedicated team!
If you missed the conference, you can review highlights on Twitter: #nutritiondc2012.
I was also joined by Dietetic Intern, Charmaine Jones. Here is her perspective of the historic day:
Late last month, I joined ShopWell’s Head Dietitian, Marci Harnischfeger MS RD at the Perspectives of Nutrition and Aging: A National Summit where the Administration of Aging was celebrating its 40th anniversary of the Older Americans Act nutrition programs. The summit began with an extraordinary video on the history of federal nutrition programs that provides hot and nutritious meals to millions of older adults across America such as the Meals of Wheels Association of America. A broad array of dynamic speakers such as Kathy Greenlee, Administrator of Administration for Community Living and Assistant Secretary for Aging, Dr. David L. Katz, Director and Co-Founder Yale Prevention Research Center, and other panelists spoke about their perspectives on how to improve the health of older Americans.
Technology is rapidly changing the ways of health care. Older adults can obtain simple and easy to understand health and nutrition information right from their personal computers or smartphones. In her speech, Marci stated that “people 65 years and older spend over 3 hours a day surfing the internet.” “Out of 13,000 apps on a smartphone; 2,000 of them focus on nutrition and health education," stated David Lindeman, Director of Center for Technology and Aging. With technology, seniors will have the opportunity to engage in selecting foods that help meet their nutrient needs.