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Hemi Weingarten

Hemi Weingarten

Hemi Weingarten is a father of three young children, loving husband, and sworn foodie. He is also the founder and CEO of Fooducate - eat a bit better(tm).

Fooducate‘s goal is to help millions of people choose healthy, tasty, and affordable food, and to affect positive change on the food industry. The company's free iPhone app (very soon Android) enables consumers to automatically scan the barcodes of over 200,000 unique food products, and instantly see how nutritious they really are. Shoppers learn the whole truth and also see recommendations for healthier alternatives.

Hemi started blogging as Fooducate a few years ago, following his puzzlement over the ingredients in a glow-in-the-dark yogurt his wife brought home for the kids. He researched and wrote about food labels and nutrition issues in short daily posts and grew the blog to over 100,000 monthly unique visitors. Sensing the huge demand for objective, concise, and actionable advice, Hemi assembled a team of programmers and nutrition experts to build the Fooducate mobile apps.

Before Fooducate, Hemi worked for SanDisk, which acquired MDRM, a digital content distribution company he co-founded in 2002. Previously, he flew med-evac choppers for the air force.

Hemi holds a Computer Engineering degree and an MBA. He was born in Israel and raised in the NY tri-state area.


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