Who We Are
Founded in 2011, Zipongo is a digital nutrition platform that takes the guesswork out of healthy eating with personalized meal recommendations based on biometrics and food preferences. We work with employers, health plans and wellness companies to reduce chronic disease and improve the health of their employees and members through a food as medicine approach.
Our solution delivers real-time support for all the places a person makes food decisions – at home, at work, at the grocery store, and at restaurants. Pointing users to the healthiest recipe and menu choices reduces the likelihood of making poor food choices based on convenience, cost and other factors.
Zipongo’s mission is to reduce chronic disease by positively impacting the one thing everyone does: eat.
We work with employers, health plans and other wellness partners who want to find easy ways to help people eat healthier and prevent chronic disease.
How We Got Here
Zipongo was founded because its leaders understand the significant role nutrition plays in improving overall health.
Changing how we eat is the single behavior that can have the biggest impact on your health. It can reverse chronic disease, help you lose weight and, ultimately, lower your healthcare costs. Yet many wellness programs at work don’t focus effectively on food and nutrition.
Historically, wellness programs tried to address nutrition through methods that are hard to stick to -- food tracking, calorie-restricted diets, weight loss challenges. Zipongo aims for sustainable, long-term behavior change by pointing individuals to the healthy options all around them -- at home, at the grocery store, at their employer’s onsite cafe, and in local restaurants.
Meet a few of our Leaders.
Jason Langheier, MD, MPH
CEO & Founder
VP, Customer Success
Dexter Shurney, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer and SVP Clinical Affairs