Nutrinic Announces a Corporate Wellness Pilot Program with SEIU 775 Benefits Group

Nutrinic, SEIU 775 Benefits Group Partner to Prevent Diabetes, Improve Health Outcomes for Washington State’s Home Care Aides.

Pasadena, CA—November 17, 2017 – Nutrinic, a lifestyle medicine company, today announced a corporate wellness pilot program with SEIU 775 Benefits Group, based in Seattle, WA. The announcement follows the launch of the company’s flagship plant-based diabetes prevention program, Nutrinic LIPPD.

Nutrinic LIPPD’s evidence-based approach empowers people to make sustainable lifestyle changes supported by personal coaching and accountability. The program is facilitated through a HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform, making it both convenient and widely-accessible. The new pilot will be made available to SEIU 775 Benefits Group members with pre-diabetes as well as those at elevated risk of chronic conditions such as heart disease and hypertension. 

According to the American Diabetes Association, 1.9 million people in Washington—36.1% of the adult population—have prediabetes, with blood glucose levels higher than normal and a likelihood of progressing to type 2 diabetes in the coming years. In 2012, these conditions cost an estimated $7 billion in the state. The collaboration between Nutrinic and SEIU 775 Benefits Group promises to reduce disease risk, reduce healthcare costs, and improve lives.

“We’re delighted to be partnering with SEIU 775 Benefits Group, the country’s premier training and benefits group for home care aides,” said Solomon Wolfson, CEO of Nutrinic. “Plant-based nutrition is the future of diabetes and heart disease prevention. Forward-looking organizations who recognize this will ultimately lead the charge in reversing our country’s rising disease rates and associated healthcare costs.”

“As a purchaser of health care, we believe that attention to plant-based nutrition has the potential to improve population health and reduce the burden of invasive procedures for conditions like heart disease. We are excited to learn if this program can help Home Care Aides with cardiovascular disease as well as pre-diabetes lead healthier lives,” says Dr. Leslie Phillips, SEIU 775 Benefits Group Director of Population Health and Safety Services.

About Nutrinic: 
Nutrinic is a lifestyle medicine company that inspires and enables people to change the habits that put them most at risk for chronic conditions like heart disease and type 2 diabetes. The company’s scalable, healthcare-integrated, and evidence-based program fights and reverses chronic disease without the risks, costs, or side effects of medications and surgery, ultimately substantially reducing healthcare costs for insurers, integrated care organizations, and self-insured entities. For more information visit www.nutrinic.com

About SEIU 775 Benefits Group:
SEIU 775 Benefits Group is the nation’s leading organization dedicated to improving the skills, health and sustainability of the home care workforce. Leading with innovation and technology, SEIU 775 Benefits Group partners with government, labor and private industry ensuring that Washington home care workers have access to the skills and benefits they need to thrive. It serves 50,000 caregivers through health and wellness programs and provides 18,000 caregivers with affordable, high-quality medical, prescription and dental plans. Based on enrollment, SEIU 775 Benefits Group is Washington’s second-largest educational institution, providing an estimated 2.1 million hours of essential home care training since 2010. By caring for those who care for others, SEIU 775 Benefits Group is leading the transformation of home care into a thriving career and helping prevent the looming care crisis.

Nutrinic Launches a Nationwide Prediabetes Reversal Program

Innovative New Program Combines the Latest Nutrition and Behavior Change Research in an Aggressive, Six-Week Curriculum to Reverse Prediabetes 

Pasadena, CA—September 21, 2017 – Nutrinic, a lifestyle medicine company, today announced the launch of its flagship program, Nutrinic LIPPD: Lifestyle Intervention Program to Prevent Diabetes. The announcement follows the formation of an Advisory Board of nutrition and medical professionals.

Immediately available nationwide, Nutrinic LIPPD combines education, skill acquisition, personalized nutrition, and dedicated support delivered via a secure, HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform. Drawing on decades of research, the program aims to significantly reduce costs for insurers and integrated care organizations by safely and effectively reversing prediabetes—a chronic condition affecting more than 84 million American adults, according the latest CDC estimate.

Prediabetes is a “canary in the coal mine” precursor condition to serious medical problems like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Effective immediately, Nutrinic LIPPD serves as a reliable referral partner for physicians in the prevention of type 2 diabetes. As LIPPD expands, it will be offered to managed care organizations who want to arrest the rising cost of diabetes care and offer effective disease prevention programs to their members. 

“Nutrinic’s founding mission is to reduce the barriers to adopting a disease-fighting plant-based diet,” said Solomon Wolfson, CEO of Nutrinic. “LIPPD was built from the ground up with that principle in mind, combining affordability and accessibility with the latest research in nutrition and behavior change.”

“We’ve developed a program which vastly improves on the prevailing diabetes prevention programs,” added Matt Ruscigno, MPH, RD and Chief Nutrition Officer. “The key difference is that every aspect of our nutrition program has a therapeutic benefit against chronic disease.” 

About Nutrinic: 
Nutrinic is leading the charge to build a healthcare-integrated evidence-based nutrition therapy to fight and reverse chronic disease, ultimately lowering the costs for insurers and integrated care organizations.

For more information visit www.nutrinic.com 

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Nutrinic Announces Additions to its Advisory Board

Experts in Nutrition Science, Behavioral Science, and Clinical Practice Join Innovative Lifestyle Medicine Company

Pasadena, CA—March 14, 2017 – Nutrinic, a healthcare company whose evidence-based lifestyle intervention program aims to significantly reduce costs for insurers and integrated care organizations, announced the formation of its Advisory Board and addition of three members. The move follows the opening of a plant-based nutrition clinic in Pasadena, California, offering Southern California physicians a partner in treating type 2 diabetes and other chronic conditions largely preventable through changes in diet and lifestyle.

Nutrinic Announces Opening of its Plant-Based Nutrition Center in Pasadena

Provider of plant-based nutrition therapy opens offices near Southern California regional medical hub.

Pasadena, CA—November 29, 2016 – Nutrinic, a healthcare company whose evidence-based lifestyle intervention program aims to significantly reduce costs for insurers and integrated care organizations, announced the opening of a plant-based nutrition center at 1030 South Arroyo Parkway Suite 109 in Pasadena, California.