Company Promotes Employee Health and Wellness and Encourages Adoption of Healthy Habits
FORT WASHINGTON, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nutrisystem (NASDAQ: NTRI), a leading provider of weight management products and services, today announced that it has received the Elite Corporate Health Champion Designation from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). This designation recognizes companies and organizations that inspire and encourage organizational well-being and is part of the Association’s Wellness Lives HereSM initiative.
“We are honored to receive the Elite Corporate Health Champion Designation from the American Diabetes Association,” said Nancy Adams, Vice President of Human Resources at Nutrisystem. “It is our commitment at Nutrisystem to make the health and wellness of our employees a priority. Our healthy living initiatives educate employees and encourage adoption of healthy habits both for themselves and their families.”
To qualify for the Health Champion Designation, a company or organization must meet the healthy living criteria in three areas:
- Nutrition and Weight Management: Five of the 12 criteria options, such as offering healthy food choices, promoting nutritional information and providing healthy vending options.
- Physical Activity: Four of the nine criteria options, such as participating in the physical activity events of the ADA, facilitating walking or biking to work, and encouraging taking the stairs.
- Organizational Well-being: Having an organizational smoke-free policy and three more of the nine criteria options, such as having a designated wellness program coordinator, a wellness committee, or a contracted wellness company available to staff/members, and integrating health topics/information into internal communications.
Nutrisystem has been a National Strategic Partner of the American Diabetes Association since 2009. In addition, the Company has been an active participant in the Philadelphia Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. In 2014, Nutrisystem became a VIP sponsor, and Nutrisystem CEO Dawn Zier served as co-chair of the event. This year, Nutrisystem will again host the Step Out Café Tent, providing breakfast to walk participants and volunteers, as well as samples from its Nutrisystem® D® program, designed for people living with type 2 diabetes.
About the American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. For the past 75 years, its mission has been to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. To learn more about the organization and Wellness Lives Here, go to www.diabetes.org/wellnessliveshere.
Nutrisystem, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRI) is a leader in the weight loss industry, having helped millions of people lose weight over the course of more than 40 years. The Company’s weight loss solutions include Nutrisystem® My Way®, a 28-day structured food delivery program including a digital platform, NuMi by Nutrisystem®, multi-day kits and individual products available at select retail outlets. The Company’s current product line offers customers the most meal choices, including more than 100 foods containing no artificial preservatives or artificial flavors. Nutrisystem® plans are consistent with national guidelines for dietary intake meeting targets for fat, sodium, sugar, cholesterol, fiber and physical activity and include comprehensive counseling options from trained weight loss coaches, registered dietitians and certified diabetes educators. Plans can be customized to specific dietary needs and preferences including the Nutrisystem® D® program for people with Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes. For more information, go to NutrisystemNews.com.