KO Obesity, a new web series based in New York, chronicles the journey of five people taking a new approach to weight loss…boxing! ShopWell was recently included in their episode on nutrition and grocery shopping. Enjoy watching participants learn how to read food labels right in the aisles of their local grocery store.
We are excited to announce we have achieved a milestone of 500,000 new user downloads of the ShopWell iPhone app in 2012. In fact, there were more than 150,000 new downloads just in July! As we have grown this year we have received tremendous support from the ShopWell community of users and registered dietitians. We wanted to take a minute thank everyone for their support and help making ShopWell a Top 10 Health & Fitness app in iTunes.
With your support and feedback on the product we have made significant improvements in the app this year including adding grocery lists, additional nutrition information, and a complete overhaul of the design and user interface. We continue to listen to your feedback and many of the features you have been requesting are on their way in the second half of this year
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…
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!
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.
Many thanks to Heather Cabot for featuring us in her round up. Heather talks about how reading nutrition labels can be overwhelming and ShopWell solves that problem. Keep up with Heather on The Well Mom blog and on Twitter at @wellmoom.
Check out the video and share it with others you know who are looking to eat healthier!
ShopWell launches new iPhone app with shopping lists and a new design.
Here are a few tips and tricks to get your kitchen in shape, so you'll be ready to get out and enjoy the sunshine.
Free your cabinets, fridge, and freezer of expired or contaminated food:
Take a first glance and throw out anything that you know is old, smells off, is turning color, etc. Look and smell each open container in the fridge and cabinet. Don't forget: when in doubt, throw it out.