Posts Tagged ‘Food’
Our friends at the Kaiser Permanente News Center have a nice write-up today about the initiative called Healthy Options, Healthy Meals™ that focuses on meeting the nutritional needs of people who rely on emergency food assistance programs — such as food banks — for their meals.
MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, in partnership with the Center for Weight and Health at UC Berkeley, and Kaiser Permanente, has helped numerous food banks throughout the United States improve the quality and nutrition of their food by optimizing procurement and supply policies and practices. A few of the successes the program has experienced, along with other learnings, are highlighted in the video below.
More on the work of the Healthy Options, Healthy Meals initiative can be found here.
The Center for Total Health Blog was in Boston this week for Health 2.0’s Spring Fling event, and we sought out up-and-coming innovators in the health space to hear what they are working on and what we can expect in the near future. Over the next week, we’ll be posting interviews from the event, and today, we kick that off with our conversation with Hemi Weingarten, CEO of Fooducate.
Back in February when the blog was reporting from HIMSS, we asked Matthew Holt—founder of The Health Care Blog’s co-founder of Health 2.0—to tell us about one of his latest favorite apps, and he gave us an informal demo of Fooducate. Weingarten goes a bit deeper, sharing the inspiration for the application, what’s on the horizon for Fooducate (apps for folks with food allergies and diabetes), and a short demonstration of some of its features.
Fooducate is available on iOS and Android devices, and it was selected as Apple’s Best App of 2011 in the Health & Fitness category. They have their own blog with helpful advice on navigating the world of nutrition labels and making healthy choices. Check it out here. You can also follow them on Twitter— @Fooducate.
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