Food is Not the Enemy

ballerina tempted by ice cream


Running a business is hard. And running a business that wants to do good in this world is even harder because of the higher standards to which one must adhere. Just ask organic farmers, for example. Ask a small food company executive that will not take shortcuts and use only real ingredients. Ask Fooducate.

But every once in a while, we get feedback from our customers that blows us away and reaffirms why all the hardships are worth it. One example is an email we recently received from MW, a young ballerina:

Hello, my name is MW and I am 18 years old. I discovered Fooducate when I was about 16 and have been hooked ever since.

This app has taught me so much about what to watch out for (GMOs, BPA, artificial anything) and what to look for in food products.

As a ballet dancer I am always trying to be my thinnest while having the energy to dance all day.

Before this app I thought food was the enemy.

There are so much misinformation surfacing around the dance world. Example – do not eat bananas because they will make you fat. I would crash diet or starve myself before auditions to drop a few pounds even though I am at a healthy weight.

I can’t even explain what this app has done for my life and my health. My college credit nutrition class in high school was a joke and taught nothing. This app is brilliant and I wanted to thank you for it. I used to use several apps that involved counting calories, it did not work.

Fooducate taught me that results will come from clean eating, not calorie counting. Please keep this app updated and keep the daily tips coming – I read them all. Thank you for educating me!

Thanks MW, for making our day!

If you want to learn how to make smart food choices, get the Fooducate app (iPhone and Android, free versions available).

  • Vitality TV

    Yes I can certainly testify to the difficulties of running a small company that wants to do good in the world : ) Feedback like this helps to make it worthwhile : ) When will the app be coming to the UK?

  • Meaghan Wood

    I believe this article could apply to those struggling with anorexia anywhere. It’s not so obvious that the way to get the body you want is through eating, not starving. As a dancer (this would probably apply to gymnasts also) you have to have a “leotard” body all year long. Best of luck to those struggling to stay healthy in a country with many processed options.