SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 9, 2016) - Digital lifestyle medicine company, FareWell, today announced the launch of an online dietary and lifestyle intervention program designed to help people lose and then maintain a healthy weight, and reduce the risks of chronic weight-related illnesses like diabetes and heart disease.
"The way we think about and consume food is broken, leading to an epidemic of obesity with nearly 70 percent of adults in the U.S. overweight or obese," said Kevin Appelbaum, CEO and co-founder of FareWell. "Our program integrates digital tools, one-on-one health coaching and an experiential culinary literacy curriculum that supports long-term behavior change and reduces metabolic risk factors associated with poor dietary behavior and lifestyle."
FareWell is an evidence-based dietary and lifestyle intervention program that encourages the habitual consumption of minimally-processed whole foods, predominantly plants. This dietary approach is proven to be effective in weight reduction and management, disease prevention and reversal. FareWell's Clinical Care team consists of a multidisciplinary group of lifestyle medicine experts including credentialed health coaches, a lifestyle medicine physician, nurse practitioners, registered nutrition dieticians, and a whole foods chef-educator. Leveraging data science and predictive analytics, this team will allocate the various care resources to those who need them most when they need them most, in order to provide cost-effective care to a broad population.
FareWell is also announcing the appointment of Dr. David Katz, founding director of the Yale Prevention Research Center and True Health Initiative, to its Scientific and Medical Advisory Board. "Physicians spend an average of 15 minutes with their patients. Beyond that momentary guidance, few have the time or training to provide the consistent support patients need to make real lifestyle changes," said Dr. Katz. "FareWell combines the latest in nutrition science with digital tools and a multidisciplinary support team to bridge the gap between physician and prescription to help prevent chronic weight-related illnesses."
FareWell is a digital lifestyle medicine company using technology to bridge the gap between physicians and prescriptions. Its dietary intervention program is based on proven, physician-directed, clinically delivered weight management programs and the latest in nutrition science. Founded in 2015, FareWell is headquartered in San Francisco. To learn more about FareWell, visit: https://farewell.io.