Guest Blogger

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.


Blog Posts by Hemi Weingarten

  • Mechanically Separated Chicken Explained

    Mechanically Separated Chicken Explained

    Guess What’s in The Picture A) Strawberry ice cream B) Chicken C) Plastic foam

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  • hemi-bettycrocker-mashedpotatoes-loaded

    Fake Mashed Potatoes

    Who doesn’t love mashed potatoes? The smooth and creamy texture of hot potatoes mixed with salt and some butter. Unfortunately, this sidedish requires some preparation, and many people have resorted to industrial solutions.

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  • Snack Pack Takes a Beating

    SnackPack Takes a Beating

    Pudding. Yum. Everyone loves pudding. You can make it at home from scratch. You can buy a powder mix and prepare at home more easily. Or you can buy a ready-made pudding.

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  • Why Do American Kids Deserve Less than Europeans?

    Why Do American Kids Deserve Less than Europeans?

    Take a look at the two packages for Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain cereal bars. One is made here for us. The other is made in the UK for Europeans. Both use food coloring to achieve a more “strawberry-ish” color.

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  • Why Kiddie Meals are a Bad Idea

    Why Kiddie Meals are a Bad Idea

    The only special treatment my young children get when we walk into a restaurant are the crayons and kiddie menu to doodle on. Why in the world would we punish them with chicken nuggets, hot dog, a reheated pizza, or whatnot, when they can be enjoying the fine Italian/Thai/French/Vietnamese/Californian cuisine that the adults are having?

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