Meet Anny Papatheodorou – Zipongo’s VP of Talent

Meet Anny Papatheodorou – Zipongo’s VP of Talent

“We have the potential to help millions of people lead healthier, more fulfilling lives — what could possibly top that?”

Anny has aided in building and sustaining healthy organizational cultures. Prior to Zipongo, she was at Tagged, where she helped foster and grow the team from 30 to more than 200 people; she also led the talent acquisition and organizational development teams. Before Tagged, Anny was with Sharepoint360, a Microsoft Gold Partner in San Diego, heading up all of the people functions.

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Meet Mike Gregory – Senior Manager, Demand Generation at Zipongo

Meet Mike Gregory – Senior Manager, Demand Generation at Zipongo

“I wanted to bring my skills and experience to Zipongo and be a part of a team that contributes to improving the quality of life for everyone who wants to eat healthy.”

Mike Gregory joins Zipongo following a successful track record working at various startups in demand generation, online marketing, program management and marketing automation. Most recently, he led demand generation at Kaazing, creator of HTML5 WebSocket, a leading web and mobile communication platform.

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Healthy Summer Eating Tips for Kids

Healthy Summer Eating Tips for Kids

Summer's finally around the corner, and this means kids are getting out of school and spending more time at home raiding the cupboard or out with their friends eating junk food. Why not look for ways to encourage your kids to eat more nutritious foods while still having their fun in the sun? Here are a few tips that any parent can easily incorporate to please both the big and little kids in their household.

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Crisp, Sweet Corn – in Season Now

Crisp, Sweet Corn – in Season Now

Corn on the cob is a summertime staple for many folks across the country. And no wonder. When steamed, grilled or boiled, the starches in corn turn to sugar, turning them into crisp, sweet treats — perfect for picnics, barbecues and simple dinners at home. This tasty veggie comes packed with potent antioxidants believed to help improve vision. And corn contains a medley of nutrients including folate, thiamin, phosphorus, vitamin C and magnesium. Looking for another way to serve up corn other than on the cob? Try our Sweet Corn Salad with Basil, Tomatoes and Feta.

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Meet Alex Muresan – Director of Engineering at Zipongo

Meet Alex Muresan – Director of Engineering at Zipongo

“I’m proud that we’ve grown our engineering team so quickly and with top-notch talent.”

Zipongo’s Director of Engineering Alex Muresan studied computer engineering at Georgia Tech. Following graduation, Alex worked on front-end web development at AOL. He then joined the social discovery startup Tagged where he grew into a senior lead role and led Tagged’s iOS engineering team. At Zipongo, Alex is focused on growing the development team and creating products that will help people eat healthier.

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Meet Nayoung Kim – Zipongo’s Creative Director

Meet Nayoung Kim – Zipongo’s Creative Director

All of us here spend a lot of time thinking about how to help users eat healthy and be well. We’re all striving to provide a better solution towards this goal.”

Creative Director Nayoung Kim approaches design thinking with a steady eye towards optimizing the user experience. While at Adobe, she was in charge of the UX initiative for Flash Pro and Edge Animate as its lead designer. Nayoung also created new service concepts as part of the Creative Cloud ecosystems. Prior to Adobe, Nayoung gained experience in a wide range of industries, from designing mobile devices at LG Electronics to manufacturing eco-friendly furniture at Grini.

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The Best Reduced-Fat Cheese - Taste-Test Approved

The Best Reduced-Fat Cheese - Taste-Test Approved

It’s no secret that Americans love cheese. An estimated 30 pounds of cheese is consumed per capita in the U.S. on a yearly basis. Cheese enhances the flavor, texture and savoriness of food, making it an irreplaceable ingredient in many recipes. On the nutrition side, cheese is a good source of protein and calcium. It’s also high in saturated fat and sodium, which means it’s best consumed in moderation.

To explore healthier ways to enjoy cheese, we taste-tested popular reduced-fat varieties to find the best-tasting choice. Read on to find out the results as well as some ways to enjoy full-fat cheese as part of a healthy diet.

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Anti-Inflammatory Foods for Better Health

Anti-Inflammatory Foods for Better Health

According to Anti-Inflammatory Eating Made Easy by Michelle Babb, MS, RD, CD, following a Mediterranean-style diet can help relieve inflammation and therefore reduce the risk of certain diseases. Researchers are finding that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans and legumes, olive oil and omega-3 sources such as salmon — all of which fit with the Mediterranean diet — does seem to help. If you think your diet needs a tune-up, then consider Anti-Inflammatory Eating Made Easy, which includes 75 recipes, a 21-day nutritional cleanse, sample menu plans along with a thorough explanation of what inflammation is and how it affects you. To get a taste of what’s inside the book, check out Babb's recipe for Mediterranean Salmon Skewers.

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Meet Korin Lee – Marketing Manager at Zipongo

Meet Korin Lee – Marketing Manager at Zipongo

“I joined Zipongo because I believe our technology solutions can help simplify the decision-making process for people, helping them eat healthy based on their individual health needs, preferences and access.”

Marketing Manager Korin Lee moved to the SF Bay Area to pursue a master’s degree in public health at UC Berkeley. She ended up staying and spent seven years at Kaiser Permanente, taking on various roles including that of wellness implementation manager and business consultant. Korin, who has co-hosted a radio show with a chef and French cookie maker, joined Zipongo because it brings her love of food, cooking and healthy living all together in one place.

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