Meet Sheila Viswanathan – Director of Nutrition Research

Meet Sheila Viswanathan – Director of Nutrition Research

“I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work with great people on a meaningful issue that I happen to be trained in.”

Sheila Viswanathan is a public health nutritionist and a registered dietitian. Her path as a dietitian has been anything but traditional. Before Zipongo, Sheila helped drive innovation in workplace wellness at Safeway and food rating systems at GoodGuide. She completed her doctoral degree in nutrition and public health at Columbia University and her undergrad degree at MIT.

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Five Best Salads for Summer

Five Best Salads for Summer

Summer is here and the temperature is slowly rising. After spending the day enjoying warm weather, you may find that a crisp, refreshing salad is more satisfying than a hot dish. With more than 1000 recipes in the Zipongo platform, we have plenty of delicious and nutritious options for every occasion. To make things easier, we've handpicked five of our favorite salads for you to enjoy with your friends and family this summer.

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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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