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Posts by Elle Penner, MPH, RD

Inside Scoop: “Zipongo” is Changing to “Foodsmart”

2 minute read | July 14, 2020

While we recognize the world is a bit chaotic today, we are at an incredibly exciting juncture at Zipongo. When we came up with the name “Zipongo” 10 years ago, we wanted a company name that showcased the energy that...

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3 min read | November 18, 2018

4 Hacks for Healthier Holiday Travel

From road trips to cross-country flights, maintaining healthy habits can be a challenge this time of year. Fortunately, we can equip you with tips to help you power... Read More
3 min read | November 2, 2018

Is White Meat Healthier?

When it comes to turkey — or any other type of poultry — white meat has long been the protein of choice for lean-meat lovers. But is white meat healthier, and does it... Read More
3 min read | October 23, 2018

5 Ways to Handle Halloween Candy Overload

Whether you have kids or not, Halloween can be a tricky time for any health-conscious adult. Big bags of “fun-size” candy fill grocery stores aisles for what feels like... Read More
6 min read | August 10, 2018

Is Fasting Actually Good For You?

The tradition of fasting goes back thousands of years, but more folks are trying it now than ever before. A growing body of evidence suggests that this ancient spiritual... Read More
4 min read | August 1, 2018

7 Tips for When Your Kids Are Picky Eaters

Like it or not, picky eating is a normal part of childhood that usually begins to emerge as soon as your kiddo learns the meaning of the word “no.” Just because picky... Read More
8 min read | May 22, 2018

10 Healthy Bars to Fuel Your Adventures

Nutrition bars are a convenient source of energy when you’re on the go. But the average bar contains 12 grams of sugar or more. Others may contain artificial sweeteners,... Read More
7 min read | April 24, 2018

5 Books That Will Change the Way You Think About Food

There are tons of food books out there, so it’s hard to know where to start if you’re looking to brush up on the latest nutrition info or to simply find some useful... Read More
5 min read | April 9, 2018

7 Simple Ways to Eat for a Healthier Planet

Eating with the environment in mind doesn’t require a complete diet overhaul. Even small changes add up to make a big difference. From eating more plant-based protein to... Read More
11 min read | March 22, 2018

Your Guide to Nut and Seed Butters

The peanut butter aisle sure has changed since we were kids! Whether you prefer creamy or chunky, raw or roasted, almond, walnut or peanut-free, there really is something... Read More

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