FOODSMART- Meet A Vendor
Shortlister hosted Dr. Jason Langheier, CEO and Founder of Foodsmart (former Zipongo), and Katie McCormick Lelyveld, former press secretary for Michelle Obama and a key player in the White House “Let’s Move” campaign to discuss why employers need to care about health equity today more than ever, and what they can do starting today.
FOOD AND NUTRITION INSECURITY: A KEY DETERMINANT OF HEALTH
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed and exacerbated an existing problem: too many Americans deal with insufficient access to quality food. Additionally, over 50% of Americans are suffering from at least one chronic disease directly linked to poor nutrition. As a consequence, people with obesity were up to 92% more likely to die from complications related to COVID-19, demonstrating how vulnerable we’ve become due to poor nutrition.
WHY THIS MATTERS FOR EMPLOYERS
Food insecurity has hit an all-time high, exposing the lack of attention to SDoH and health equity in the workplace. As a result:
BECOMING FOODSMART TO ADDRESS HEALTH INEQUITY
Foodsmart is the world’s largest telenutrition and foodcare solution that combines a national network of Registered Dietitians with Foodsmart’s highly personalized digital nutrition platform that supports meal planning, grocery ordering and more. This comprehensive approach is designed to yield consistently healthier food choices, lasting behavior change and long-term results.
Foodsmart creates long-term behavior change by addressing the top 3 issues their members face:
Foodsmart’s digital platform is focused on developing better habits, improving food insecurity, and creating long-term behavior change for all. They help members get engaged and stay inspired by: