Posts Tagged ‘fooducate’
Posted by Renee Schmidt

Fooducate, an app for healthy food, uses an innovative algorithm to rate food products according to the information on their label as well as the ingredients within it.

When it comes to buying healthy food, most parents have no idea what they are buying. Even if you start focusing on ingredients and fats, with ever changing dietary findings, it’s difficult to know what’s healthy. Similarly, families may have a tough time deciding whether to avoid food coloring or not. Parents also have issues deciding about ingredients such as nitrates, breakfast cereals, trans fats, etc. For most people, it is tough to make a rational decision based on the information we are inundated with each day. With manufacturers making so many claims about their products, who knows what’s accurate. Fortunately, there’s an app to take the guesswork out of healthy eating.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

Technology in Israel: I spent a week in Israel meeting with leaders in tech. The result is a thoughtful view of a tiny country that few ever get to see.

If you’re wondering why I haven’t blogged in the last week or so, it’s because I was traveling (with a very tight schedule). Last week I had the pleasure and privilege of taking part in a delegation trip to Israel to meet with the country’s leaders in technology (startups, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, investors, incubators and more). The invitation was extended by the Israeli Consulate of NY and Israel’s Foreign Trade Ministry. The attendees, in addition to myself, were a handful of fellow U.S. bloggers. The trip’s objective was to immerse the delegation into technology in Israel, a tech and startup scene that’s been dubbed the ‘Startup Nation,’ which is also the title of a best-selling book on the very subject.

 
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