SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 9, 2012) - Zipongo Inc. CEO and Founder, Jason Langheier, MD, MPH, presented yesterday at Health 2.0 where Zipongo announced the expansion of Healthy Deals to fight the nation's epidemics of obesity and chronic disease. It is the only program with a nationwide grocery store footprint that helps families through Zipongo-approved, personalized discounts and incentives for forming healthy eating habits.
Zipongo helps people find and buy healthy groceries at the best prices, and personalized to their health needs, and preferences. After piloting in California, Zipongo is now making their service available to people across the U.S., at all major grocers, as part of an invite-only beta. Zipongo helps people unearth affordable ways to buy foods that can truly be part of a healthful, balanced diet, by surfacing local discounts at their favorite stores and digital coupons that tie to their loyalty card and phone number. Zipongo is tackling the considerable challenges people face when making healthy food choices. With increasing confusion over food labels, limited time and more stress, people revert to unhealthy habits. With this challenge in mind, Zipongo has made it easy for shoppers to create a simple list of Healthy Deals on their iPhone or Android phone, or for print from the web. Zipongo helps people Save Time, Save Money and Get Healthy.
Making healthy living even easier, Zipongo is also previewing its new GroceryRx service -- a Prescription for Healthy Living with personalized meal plans, recipes and a grocery list that is unique in its ability to adapt to the daily changing needs of an individual, or a family.
Dr. Langheier was inspired to create Zipongo after previously launching a program for pre-diabetic and obese children at Boston Medical Center and the health education non-profit, Fitness Forward, while at Duke Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health. He was also the CTO and co-founder of the personalized cancer decision support company, Proventys.
The announcement of national Healthy Deals at Health 2.0 included a private beta demonstration with a panel of leading health technology companies moderated by the prominent wellness leader and pediatrician, Alan Greene, MD. Find out more at www.zipongo.com and www.health2con.com/events/conferences/san-francisco-fall-2012.