CMWL Partners with DinnerTime To Support Long-Term Weight Maintenance Reinforces Commitment To Learned Healthy Behaviors

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The Center for Medical Weight Loss (CMWL), the largest network of medical weight loss providers in the US, and DinnerTime.com, a personalized, discount-driven web-based meal planning service bringing families back to the dinner table, are partnering to help CMWL patients maintain their weight loss for the long term.

The Center for Medical Weight Loss (CMWL) announced that it has partnered with DinnerTime, Inc., a web-based personalized meal planning service, to offer weight maintenance resources to the program’s medical weight loss patients.

DinnerTime.com enables subscribers to generate highly personalized meal recommendations based on their (and their family members’) dietary needs and preferences, access delicious recipes, and organize shopping lists using on-sale ingredients from their favorite grocery store. Its discount-driven recommendation engine encourages users to eat healthy foods they enjoy, and save money doing so.

DinnerTime is a valuable patient tool for implementing the long-term healthy strategies learned from CMWL’s personalized interactive behavioral counseling system. It fills an ongoing need, especially for those who start their program with meal replacement therapy in the initial stages of weight loss.

“One of the leading fears we hear from patients before starting out on the CMWL program is that they will not know how to continue to keep the weight off once they’ve reached their goals,” said Kevin Eberly, CMWL’s CEO. “Our behavioral counseling system is designed to alleviate these fears and encourage healthy choices. Providing DinnerTime as a long-term maintenance tool gives that counseling added real-world support and incentive for permanent lifestyle change.”

Now more than ever, Americans need to lose weight and eat healthier. According to new data from the Commerce Department, sales at fast food, restaurants and bars overtook grocery stores in March for the first time ever. With more than 70 percent of Americans overweight or obese – increasing the risk of diabetes, heart disease, metabolic disorders, and many cancers - it’s clear that Americans’ current way of eating isn’t working. With the CMWL and DinnerTime partnership, patients can take advantage of personalized programs that address the underlying behaviors that cause weight gain, help them achieve long-term weight loss, and allow them to enjoy delicious food on a meal plan specific to them and their families, while saving money.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer our services to support CMWL patients’ long-term weight loss goals,” said Laura Moore, CEO of DinnerTime. “Our mission is to help millions of people return to the family dinner table, enjoying delicious, healthy meals more often as a family. CMWL is a recognized leader in the essential work of medically directed weight loss, and helps patients throughout the entire weight loss process, from weight screening all the way through to long-term maintenance. It’s in that maintenance phase where DinnerTime can especially give CMWL patients and their medical providers lasting value.”

Dr. Martin Passen of The Center for Medical Weight Loss in Baltimore, Maryland, and a member of DinnerTime’s Medical Advisory Board shared, "I find DinnerTime particularly helpful with my patients learning how to transition back to creating their own daily meal plans that meet the needs of the whole family. It makes creating healthy dinners so much easier, from a shopping list down to the recipe, and even targeting foods that are on sale in the store where they shop. It helps make it easier for them to not rely on restaurants, fast food and carryout.”

“DinnerTime members are eating healthier on a more regular basis, making a permanent lifestyle change, happily,” said Moore. “And we also find that for people with specific health concerns like diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease, or with food allergies, DinnerTime makes managing these often overlapping issues easy and delicious!”

Like CMWL’s behavioral counseling system, patients can access DinnerTime on smartphones, tablets, and computers. CMWL patients also receive a special discounted rate for an annual DinnerTime subscription.

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About The Center for Medical Weight Loss (CMWL)
The Center for Medical Weight Loss (CMWL) program offers an approach to long-term weight loss and maintenance under the care of trained medical providers and supported by the CMWL Obesity Treatment System, ObesityTx. The turnkey technology platform enables the delivery of scalable personalized weight loss plans - with
one-on-one behavioral counseling as its foundation - to patients of independent practitioners. The CMWL program is clinically proven and evidence-based, and is delivered in over 400 medical provider practices throughout the US. Find more information on http://www.cmwl.com.

About DinnerTime, Inc.
DinnerTime makes it amazingly easy and fun to plan and shop ahead for delicious, highly personalized meals, using on-sale ingredients through more than 7,500 grocery stores throughout the U.S. The web app (http://www.DinnerTime.com) employs state of the art digital technology, artificial intelligence, nutrition science and behavioral science to enable members to save money and time, reduce stress, and eat healthier meals more often together as a family. DinnerTime is provided through employers’ corporate wellness programs, health plans, and as a consumer subscription service recommended by doctors, nutritionists, health clubs, medical associations, grocery stores and other partners interested in encouraging healthy, happy families. Ten percent of DinnerTime’s revenue is devoted to making DinnerTime and fresh food available to any family, regardless of income.

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