Platform presents wholesome meals as medication by way of “recipes” for meal supply
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A new health technology company, Everything Food is taking a “food as medicine” approach and has a full range of tools and resources for the health care industry and consumers to help fight diet-related diseases, reduce health costs and increase food literacy brought on the market .
Southern California’s food data aggregator and software technology platform Everything Food aims to create an ecosystem Helping people develop healthy relationships with food while limiting diet-related diseases such as diabetes and heart disease and the cost of treating such conditions.
Better health through better nutrition
The company’s founders are food and health professionals who are working towards this Incorporating healthy and nutritious foods into consumers’ diets and to that end, they created a platform that connects farmers, chefs, restaurants, health care providers and consumers to achieve better health through nutrition.
Designed as a micro supply chain solution, the company offers a new software platform called FoodFarmacy through the hospitals and health facilities Connect chronically ill patients eligible for support from Medicare, Medicaid, health insurance, or nonprofit programs, to healthy, chef-prepared meals and fresh produce delivered to your home.
The next solution is a food database that contains more than 1.5 million foods from over 42,000 U.S. grocery stores, from product ingredients to nutritional values, such as how the food was raised, grown or processed.
We realized that our technology can help on several levels – not just from a medical perspective with the healthcare industry, but also from an educational and community perspective
Peter Balsells, CEO, Everything Food
In addition, search tools cConsumers can check the quality, prices and availability of food in local grocery stores on the MapMyCart website.
The most comprehensive food platform
“The Everything Food team has embarked on a multi-year journey to create the most comprehensive and customizable food platform on the market to improve overall health and wellbeing,” said Peter Balsells, CEO of Everything Food, in a statement . “As we delved deeper, we realized that our technology can help on several levels – not just from a medical perspective with the healthcare industry, but also from an educational and societal perspective. Our vision is to involve local businesses such as hospitals, restaurants and distributors as part of the solution to improve community health. “
Other features include PlateCraft, a mobile app that enables users to make better nutritional choices, and a “nutritional exchange” tool that helps them choose and switch to foods with the same nutritional content.
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Our vision is to involve local businesses such as hospitals, restaurants and distributors as part of the solution to improve community health
Peter Balsells, CEO, Everything Food
The company is in talks with several hospitals, clinics and governments to launch the first program plan for early summer.
Cooperation with hospitals
The platform has a Nutritional Advisory Committee to help them make decisions based on real experiences with clients or patients of the current committee including physicians, dietitians, nutritionists and professors, some of whom are at Boston Children’s Hospital, California Polytechnic State University, and the University of Southern California Palomar Health work while others have their own practices.
Another US-based nutrition platform that takes the same food-as-medicine approach is Project Well, which is committed to and aims to improve the lives of people struggling with diet-sensitive chronic diseases and food insecurity to combat this with diet-approved food solutions.
In a report carried out in the UK last year, consumers called for healthy foods to be reasonably priced and readily available in grocery stores 71% say they would support government subsidies that make healthy food cheaper and about half say they want to see standardized packaging for unhealthy products that carry similar warnings as on cigarette packaging.
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Mission statement courtesy of Everything Food.