Slow food + Physical activity + Social media + Coopetition + Healthy rewards
Improving access to nutritious foods while enriching local ecosystems & economies. A fun, innovative, science-based, data-driven twist on wellness programs and healthy food incentives
The healthies platform is a comprehensive, quantifiable, nutrient tracking system that extrinsically & intrinsically incentivizes healthier food consumption.
Our diet is the single most important preventive measure we can take to reduce chronic ailments like hypertension, diabetes and obesity. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
Health insurance providers are keenly aware of that fact and offer health & wellness programs to help reduce policy costs for employers’ full-time employees.
Some of the benefits include:
There are also federal programs (USDA SNAP, WIC, TANF & Medicaid) that help improve food accessibility for lower socio-economic beneficiaries. A USDA SNAP pilot study revealed that when beneficiaries received monetary incentives of $.30 for every dollar spent, they improved their whole foods consumption of fresh fruits & vegetables by more than 25%. Higher incentives like “double dollars” from Wholesome Wave show even greater whole food consumption.
SNAP, WIC, TANF and Medicaid beneficiaries receive financial incentives for all foods consumed over an established nutritional value. The rewards can be redeemed to purchase local, organic fruits and vegetables from farms, farmer’s markets, CSAs and participating retailers.
The healthies platform provides reports with visualized metrics of personal data for individuals who have opted into the program and aggregated data to employers, insurance companies, participating vendors and governmental agencies.
Primary funding comes from existing programs’ revenue streams and is subtly redirected to improve overall personal, ecological, socio-cultural and economic health for all stakeholders.
Healthy eating made easy with a top team of nutritionists in your pocket.
We all know we should eat healthier, but who has time to sort through all the info to know which foods are best? healthies is backed by the world’s most scientifically rigorous methodology on nutrition, created by a team of international experts led by Dr. David Katz, founder of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center. healthies helps cut through the clutter to personalize your grocery experience to enable optimal food consumption.
Vitamins A, B, C… as easy as 1, 2, 3
Login to our website and download the app to score your foods on how well they meet your unique needs. With easy-to-understand nutrition information and personalized food scores, healthies gives you tools to find better products for you and your ohana.
Get healthy eating suggestions every time you go shopping
Learn which foods will best help you achieve your health goals through personalized results and recommendations.
Healthies simplifies shopping for groceries by giving a score for the foods you love based on your age, gender and how well the product meets your ingredient and nutrition preferences.
Set up a profile of what you’re looking for — choose from our list of some of the most common allergies & health goals or create your own. We’ll then share food scores and suggest which products are best for you.
Level-up to something better.
healthies helps you optimize your grocery list by suggesting similar products with higher scores, so you can “level up” for something better based on your previous purchases or for any item you scan.
Earn healthies for all your positive dietary choices & physical activities
It’s even more fun when you compete with your family and friends to see who accrues the most healthies!!!
Spend your healthies on fabulous rewards
Local, Organic Veggies, Fruits, Nuts, Seeds, Herbs
Local, Organic, Plant-Based Meals & Drinks
Local Carbon Offsets (Agroforestry, soil remediation)
Exercise, Yoga, Meditation Classes
Healthies in Action
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, health benefits represent 7.6% of an employee compensation, on average. The average cost per employee for healthcare and all related costs is currently over $10,000. With rising healthcare costs, this cost is not likely to decrease, hence employers are taking action and implementing wellness incentives to reward employees for healthy living.
Average costs of intermediate to premium wellness programs conducted year-round with proper management range from $400 – $1100 per employee per year, with an average return of $3-$6 for every $1 spent. Savings are recognized by: