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Posts by Trinh Le, 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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6 min read | March 25, 2021

9 Health Numbers to Know

Despite concerns that Americans face a decline in life expectancy, we still enjoy a relatively long lifespan. As of 2016, the life expectancy for men and women is 76 and... Read More
6 min read | October 12, 2020

5 Weight Loss Claims Debunked

In a sea of fad diets, it’s easy to lose track of what’s realistic. The sensible solutions (think: a healthy, well-balanced diet) might seem bland, or too hard when you... Read More
5 min read | February 12, 2019

16 Fun Ways to Celebrate National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, so to celebrate we’ve put together a list of fun, easy, delicious ways to up your nutrition game! 1. Eat a meal more mindfully. Put... Read More
5 min read | September 5, 2018

5 Benefits of Pumpkin (+5 Recipes)

T’is the season for pumpkins! These might orange gourds are indelibly linked to fall memories from Halloween straight on through Thanksgiving and the winter holidays. ... Read More
3 min read | September 5, 2018

What to Choose at the Salad Bar

It’s hard to know what to choose at the salad bar. A salad is tricky because it’s equally easy to make a plate that’s tasteless versus one that’s weighed down by too much... Read More
4 min read | August 27, 2018

A Nutritionist’s Guide to Whole Grains Plus 10 to Try

Nutrition pop quiz: white rice or brown? If you picked brown, you may know this whole grain is the healthier choice, but what’s so good about it? Read on for details... Read More
6 min read | August 10, 2018

5 Power Food Pairings That Boost Nutrition

Get the most out of your meal with food synergy. Certain foods are even more nutritious together. This happens when nutrients are complementary to one another, or when... Read More
6 min read | July 18, 2018

The Benefits of Vitamin D (+3 Natural Food Sources Rich in Vitamin D)

Ever wonder why you feel more energetic during the summer than you do in the winter? This may be due to a lack of sunlight on dreary winter days. Your body uses sunlight... Read More
18 min read | July 16, 2018

15 of the Best Fiber Sources for Weight Loss

We often overlook our need for fiber because we associate it with the stuff that our grandparents take to stay regular. But fiber is a powerful nutrient, especially for... Read More

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