Prescribe Nutrition Wins Slot in Milwaukee 2015 gener8tor Business Accelerator Program

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Prescribe Nutrition principals presented their firm to major funders in early November.

The truth is, no one diet is right for everyone. We help individuals unearth what makes the most sense for them.

Prescribe Nutrition, an online, interactive nutrition and wellness company, was selected in the Milwaukee 2015 program of gener8tor, a leading US startup accelerator. The Minneapolis-based startup was one of five companies selected to take part from more than 486 applicants.

During the 12-week program that began in August, Prescribe Nutrition received from gener8tor significant support through mentorship, networking, community and expertise, in addition to an initial $20,000 cash investment. Each participating company is guaranteed $70,000 of additional follow-on investment from gener8tor and its investment partner, Angels on the Water.

Companies creating jobs in Wisconsin are also eligible for an additional $50,000 investment through another gener8tor partner, BrightStar Wisconsin. The program culminated with a Premiere Night event on November 3, where the entrepreneurs pitched their companies to community members and potential investors. Here is the pitch from Prescribe Nutrition's CEO, Katie Jasper.

Prescribe Nutrition provides its members with access to nutritionists via its online, interactive nutrition and wellness programs. It guides members through daily modules featuring curated meal plans, videos, live discussion forums and private consultations. Prescribe Nutrition's 2,500-plus program participants contribute to a powerful online community.

The company was founded by Katie Jasper and Megan Morris, professional nutritionists who identified a vast need for reliable, understandable information on healthy foods. Seeking to take the mystery out of the often confusing world of diet and nutrition, they created a company focused on educating participants in a fun, accessible way.

Jasper, a functional nutritionist, practices an integrative and individualized approach to health and wellness with her clients. She holds a master's degree in Holistic Health Studies with an emphasis in nutrition. She has attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Integrative Medicine for Mental Health, Advanced Hormone Training (Labrix), Holistic Nutrition Labs, and Hashimotos Institute. Her specialties include hormone and brain health.

Morris, also a functional nutritionist, previously founded The Root of Health - a digestive health resource. She specializes in digestive problems and food sensitivities, two issues becoming more and more common. Megan graduated from Bauman College: Holistic Nutrition school with in-depth physiological study of our systems and nutrition's role in their health. She's certified in Advanced Hormone Training (Labrix), Holistic Nutrition Labs, and holds certifications in complex digestive issues.

"So much of what we hear about nutrition has been 'eat this, not that,'" Jasper said. "The truth is, no one diet is right for everyone. We help individuals unearth what makes the most sense for them, and make it clear why you would choose whole foods."

For more information on Prescribe Nutrition and its programs, please visit http://prescribe-nutrition.com.

About Prescribe Nutrition
Prescribe Nutrition was founded on the principle that life is not a diet. With carefully developed
nutritional programs that serve the individual member, PN puts the emphasis on fueling the body with whole foods. Its plans also help eliminate common inflammatory foods and produce a nutritional regimen that produces energy, good health and enjoyable eating. Equally important, the company is fully committed to education that explains why whole-foods based methods work best.

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