Nutrisystem Ramps Up Production of Nutrisystem D Jumpstart Weight Loss Kit,
Expands to Nearly 3,700 Walmart Stores
FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., June 13, 2013
FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Nutrisystem, Inc. (NASDAQ:
NTRI), a leader in weight loss with more than 40 years of proven
effectiveness, announced today that in order to meet growing consumer demand
for its Nutrisystem® D® 5-Day Jumpstart Weight Loss Kit, the company has
ramped up production and will offer its product in 3,700 Walmart stores by the
end of June. Nutrisystem is a national strategic partner of the American
Diabetes Association and the Nutrisystem^® D^® plan meets the nutritional
guidelines of the American Diabetes Association**.
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This new retail program for the Nutrisystem D weight loss kit and its
expansion marks important progress in Nutrisystem's overall turnaround plan,
led by Chief Executive Officer Dawn Zier, who joined the Company in late 2012.
Nutrisystem D 5-day kits were first made available at retail earlier this year
in 2,000 Walmart stores, making a renowned diet with proven benefits even more
accessible to Americans nationwide.
"A key element of our turnaround plan is to put a renewed focus on product and
program innovation. Our Jumpstart kits embody this mandate and we're pleased
the kits are resonating with consumers," said Dawn Zier, Nutrisystem's Chief
Executive Officer. "We're thrilled to offer our products at the world's
largest retailer and we applaud Walmart for all they're doing to help their
customers live healthier lives."
According to the most recent CDC National Diabetes Fact Sheet, on average,
there is a new case of diabetes diagnosed in the U.S. every 17
seconds.Another 79 million, or one in three American adults, have
prediabetes, meaning they are at high risk for developing the disease, which
kills more Americans than breast cancer and HIV combined, and is a major
driver of preventable healthcare costs.
"Consumers coping with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes are turning to
Nutrisystem year-round as a practical solution for managing their weight,
which is so important for blood glucose levels and overall well-being," noted
Nutrisystem D Kits at Walmart Product Description
The Nutrisystem D complete program, combined with counseling, is clinically
proven and was developed specifically for people with type 2 diabetes who want
to lose weight. It is a low glycemic diet (Low GI) based on more than 40 years
of research. With six eating occasions a day, it is designed to help keep
blood glucose levels stable and to prevent appetite spikes.
VALUE: At $44.98, the Nutrisystem D kit is an economical option for consumers
looking to make the most of their weekly grocery budget.
WHAT'S IN THE KIT: The kit includes five breakfasts, lunches, snacks and
dinners. Nutrisystem® foods are intended to be combined with fresh grocery
additions such as low fat yogurt, salad, fruit and vegetables. A free sample
meal planer and grocery shopping guide is included with all kits.
COMPLIMENTARY COUNSELING BY PROFESSIONALS: Purchase of a kit also includes
unlimited access to Nutrisystem's Certified Diabetes Educators, registered
dietitians and weight loss counselors.
ONLINE TRACKERS: Consumers can also take advantage of free online trackers to
track glucose levels, fitness, food, weight, water and more.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit nutrisystem.com/walmart or call 1-877-643-THIN
**American Diabetes Association: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes – 2012
(Position Statement). Diabetes Care 35 (suppl.1): S11-S63.
Having helped Americans lose millions of pounds for over 40 years,
Nutrisystem, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRI)developsevidence-based programs for healthy
weight management, and is the leading provider of home-delivered weight
lossmeal plans. Nutrisystem offers balanced nutrition in the form of low
glycemic index meal plans designed for men and women, including seniors,
vegetarians and the Nutrisystem® D® program for people with or at risk for
type 2 diabetes. The Fort Washington, PA-basedcompany also provides weight
management support andcounseling by trained weight-loss coaches and
registered dietitians, as well as through an engaged online community, online
tools and trackers, mobile apps, cookbooks and more.Healthcareprofessionals
may learn more about the programs by visiting www.nutrisystem.com/hcp.
Nutrisystem®weight loss plans, including the Nutrisystem© D© program,
areavailable directly to consumers throughwww.nutrisystem.com, by phone
(1-800-435-4074) and at select retailers.
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