The Greater Boston Food Bank Teams Up with Edamam on Nutrition Data
Industry: Health and Nutrition
Edamam provides nutrition analysis for recipe content on clickncook.org.
New York, NY (PRUnderground) February 5th, 2019
The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB), a hunger relief organization serving 190 towns and cities in Eastern Massachusetts, selected Edamam as its nutrition data provider.
GBFB is using Edamam’s Nutrition Analysis API to obtain nutrient data for all recipes on https://clickncook.org. Data obtained from the API feeds into their internal stoplight nutrition ranking system, Supporting Wellness at Pantries (SWAP), which allows users to quickly identify healthy recipes.
“When we built Edamam’s API into Click ‘N Cook’s back end, we immediately noticed how quickly and easily the data was returned. We get accurate nutrition analyses in a fraction of the time it would take us to manually input the data, allowing us to be nimble when deciding if a recipe is appropriate for our audience,” said Adriene Worthington, RDN, LDN, Assistant Director of Nutrition with The Greater Boston Food Bank.
“Edamam is proud to work with GBFB. We believe that everyone should have access to healthy and nutritious food. Our missions are aligned and we are happy to provide support and preferential pricing to organizations such as GBFB that are making difference in people’s lives day in and day out.” added Victor Penev, Edamam’s Founder and CEO.
Edamam’s Nutrition Analysis service is used by a number of recipes sites, food companies and restaurants, including The Food Network, Bon Appetit, Barilla, Ocean Spray, Fresh&Co, Juice Generation and many more.
About The Greater Boston Food Bank
GBFB is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. GBFB provides the equivalent of more than 48 million healthy meals annually, distributed through its network of 530 member agencies across Eastern Massachusetts. GBFB operates four direct service programs at nearly 70 sites throughout the area. A member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network, GBFB serves more than 140,000 people every month in its goal to create a hunger-free Eastern Massachusetts. For more information, visit us at GBFB.org, follow us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter (@gr8bosfoodbank) and Instagram, or call us at 617-427-5200.
Edamam organizes the world’s food knowledge and provides nutrition data services and value-added solutions to health, wellness and food businesses. Using a proprietary semantic technology platform, it delivers real-time nutrition analysis and diet recommendations via APIs. Edamam’s technology helps customers answer for their clients the perennial question: “What should I eat?”
Edamam’s partners and clients include Nestle, Amazon, Conde Nast, Samsung and The New York Times.
For more information, please visit www.edamam.com or developer.edamam.com.