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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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7 min read | March 21, 2018

What You Need to Know About Fruit Juice

Fruit juice seems like one of those foods that should be really good for us. After all, it’s made from fruit which is a good source of vitamins and antioxidants, not to... Read More
8 min read | December 19, 2017

The Best Foods to Jumpstart a Healthier Lifestyle

Whether you want to lose weight, lower your blood pressure, have better control of your blood sugar or simply feel better, jumpstarting a healthier lifestyle begins with... Read More
5 min read | December 5, 2017

Should You Have Cheat Days?

For most people, healthy eating requires work. It takes planning and preparation, commitment and willpower — even for those who love filling up on healthy foods on a... Read More
11 min read | November 19, 2017

The Best Foods for a Diabetic Diet

Following a diabetic diet can feel overwhelming at times. The good news is that the best foods for a diabetic diet are simple to recognize: they’re whole or minimally... Read More
10 min read | October 30, 2017

How Long Do Leftovers Keep?

Are you eyeing that Tupperware of turkey in the fridge, wondering if it’s safe for the taking? It’s not always obvious when leftovers are better off being tossed, or when... Read More
8 min read | September 8, 2017

Our Favorite Good-for-You Cereals

The cereal aisle can be an intimidating place, with row after row of brightly colored boxes covered in confusing nutrition claims. With so many options, it can be... Read More
4 min read | August 31, 2017

How to Know if You’re Truly Hungry

  If you want to feel more in control at mealtime or cut back on unnecessary or mindless eating, a Hunger Scale can be a useful tool to help you assess the physical... Read More
3 min read | August 30, 2017

3 Benefits of Grocery Delivery

Grocery delivery sure can take the headache out of filling your fridge, but what you might not know is those deliveries can actually help you eat healthier, save time and... Read More
4 min read | August 29, 2017

How to Choose Better Carbs

Cereal, bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, fruit, soda and sweets all have one thing in common: carbs! But, all carbs are certainly not  created equal. Some carbohydrates are... Read More

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