2014 OPTIFAST 'New You' Weight Loss Competition Launches

OPTIFAST was developed in 1974 to fill the growing need to address obesity in a healthy, effective way. As diseases related to obesity became more prevalent, and more people began taking drastic measures to treat the problem, OPTIFAST was introduced as a sensible option for lifestyle transformation. The program combines support and counseling, lifestyle education, and medical monitoring with meal replacements to help people lose weight which can, in turn, reduce weight-related health risks. A team of dedicated medical professionals provide support. The OPTIFAST Program is available in over 400 clinics nationwide. OPTIFAST is a business segment within Nestlé Health Science. For more information, to see patient stories and to find a clinic, visit http://www.optifast.com.

About Nestlé Health Science
Nestlé Health Science, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nestlé, offers nutritional solutions for people with specific dietary needs related to illnesses, disease states or the special challenges of different life stages. Nestlé Health Science employs around 3,000 people worldwide and has its headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland. For more information, please visit http://www.nestlehealthscience.us.

*The typical OPTIFAST patient loses over 50 pounds in 18-24 weeks. For many dieters, weight loss is temporary.

Mary Wade
Nestlé Health Science
Phone: 612-384-8484

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