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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 | August 15, 2017

What 100 Calories of Fruit Looks Like

Got a sweet tooth? Don’t automatically look to brownies, cake, cookies or ice cream to cure your cravings. These sweet treats are loaded with added sugar and high-calorie... Read More
3 min read | August 15, 2017

15 Simple Tips to Make Cooking Fast, Healthy and Fun

Looking to eat better by cooking at home? Start with these 15 healthy cooking tips to save time, cut calories and have more fun in the kitchen. Easy Ways to Save Time in... Read More
3 min read | August 14, 2017

10 Ways to Shop Healthier and Save Money on Groceries

Looking to become a more savvy grocery shopper? Save money and eat healthier with these 10 easy tips! Before Shopping 1. Look for deals. Use the Deals feature in the ... Read More
6 min read | July 20, 2017

12 Foods Dietitians Always Have on Hand

If you’ve ever wondered what foods dietitians stock their fridges and pantry shelves with, you might be surprised to know it’s not all quinoa, kale and salmon. They rely... Read More
3 min read | May 18, 2017

How to Build a Healthy Plate

Take the guesswork out of preparing a nutritious, balanced and satisfying meal with this 3-step guide to building a healthy plate. 1. Start with non-starchy veggies Fill... Read More
2 min read | May 15, 2017

One Simple Switch to Save Calories

When it comes to plate size, bigger is not necessarily better — at least for your waistline. According to the Food Brand Lab at Cornell University, people dished out 22%... Read More
5 min read | May 9, 2017

3 Reasons to Drink More Water

Water is an essential nutrient — that is, our bodies need it to survive. What you may not realize is we’re constantly losing water through sweat, breathing, urine and... Read More
2 min read | May 8, 2017

12 Counter-Friendly Fruits

Fruit is a great source of vitamins, minerals and fiber — nutrients we often don’t get enough of, yet play an important role in our health. Having a fruit bowl around is... Read More
4 min read | April 15, 2017

3 Quick Tips to Curb Distracted Eating

Do you ever find yourself eating dinner in front of the television or scarfing down lunch at your desk? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. Studies show two out of... Read More

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