NutriSystem Arrives in Canada Just in Time for New Year's Resolutions



    TORONTO, Jan. 2 /CNW/ - NutriSystem, which has helped millions of
Americans achieve their weight loss goals, now provides Canadians with a
comprehensive weight loss program that includes convenient portion controlled
foods combined with counselling and support. NutriSystem clients complete the
program in the privacy of their own homes and there is no need for centre
visits, group weigh-ins, counting points or weighing food. NutriSystem foods
are ordered by phone or online and are shipped directly to clients' doors.
    "What our clients love most about NutriSystem is the combination of ease
and convenience. And they know it works: Clients who stay on our program for
three months lose on average one and a half to two pounds a week," says Lou
Carsley, General Manager of NutriSystem Canada. "NutriSystem offers
unparalleled one-on-one support with a live counsellor over the phone or
online, without the inconvenience of having to visit a centre for meetings or
consultations. And that means it's as accessible to small town Canadians as
those in urban areas. Food is delivered straight to our clients' doors in low
calorie, portion controlled packages so no measuring or counting points is
required."
    After helping millions of Americans over the past 35 years, the expansion
to Canada couldn't have come at a better time to help Canadians kick start
their New Year's weight loss goals. The NutriSystem program is a complete,
real-life solution to losing weight, with optimal ratios of fat, protein and
fibre. Tailored programs are developed for women, men, Silver (for people over
60) and even Type II Diabetics. Each NutriSystem menu incorporates fresh
fruit, vegetables and dairy products and is rounded out with general wellness
and physical activity advice.
    Clients simply order meal plans (by phone or online) and choose from
dozens of great-tasting entrees, snacks and desserts. The variety and quality
of choices available on NutriSystem keep clients motivated and excited - from
favourite snacking foods like BBQ chips and chocolate, to savoury entrees like
lasagne and pizza. Foods are prepared in minutes so eating well at work, on
the go or on vacation is a cinch. No weighing or measuring is required to
achieve the right portion size.
    The convenience of ordering is bolstered by an unrivalled support
structure. NutriSystem offers service and counselling with a trained team that
is ready to answer food or diet questions as well as offer advice and
encouragement to help clients to achieve their weight loss goals. Even those
who have not yet signed up for the program can contact NutriSystem counsellors
for preliminary support and assessment.
    Starting today, Canadians can register now at www.nutrisystem.ca or by
calling 1-877-368-THIN.

    About NutriSystem
    -----------------
    NutriSystem has no membership fees and ships directly to every customer's
front door. Founded in 1972, NutriSystem (NASDAQ:  NTRI) is a leading provider
of weight management products and services. The Company offers a weight loss
program based on portion-controlled, prepared meals. And it works: 9 out of 10
Nutrisystem clients surveyed say they would recommend the program to a friend
or family member.

    For more information, please visit www.nutrisystem.comestocanada.ca.





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Cleveland, Veritas Communications, (416) 955-4582/(416) 277-9123,
cleveland@veritascanada.com; Sarah Daly, Veritas Communications, (416)
955-4583/(416) 704-2166, daly@veritascanada.com

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