In Response to Consumer Demand, Nutrisystem Adds Two Dozen New and Improved Items to Its Menu

New Foods Aimed at Keeping Dieters on Track This Holiday Season and Throughout the Year

Nutrisystem has intensively studied the best foods and ingredients to help dieters avoid pitfalls of typical low-calorie diets such as hunger, cravings and eliminating entire food categories. This December the Company is introducing two-dozen new and/or improved menu items, adding to the hundreds of possible menu combinations.

Dec 18, 2012, 13:14 ET from Nutrisystem, Inc.

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nutrisystem (NASDAQ: NTRI), a leading provider of healthy weight management products and services, is introducing two-dozen new and improved menu items for its SUCCESS program this December. From comfort food favorites like Chicken Pot Pie to internationally influenced entrees like Spicy Kung Pao Noodle, Nutrisystem's new menu items reflect the company's commitment to nutritional science and listening to its customers' feedback.

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"There is no silver bullet when it comes to losing weight, the best plan is the one you can stick with," says Meghan Nichols, a registered dietitian and member of Nutrisystem's Research & Development team.  "We are focused on three components when it comes to our menu – quality nutrition, great taste and variety. Delivering all three increases our customers' odds of successfully losing weight by helping them eat healthy, fight cravings and manage hunger while still eating the foods they enjoy – just healthier versions of those foods in the right amount."

Nutrisystem uses science to solve the complex issue of weight loss and maintenance. The Company's programs are based on low Glycemic Index eating, delivering high protein, high fiber and smart carbs for sustained energy and satiety that will keep dieters feeling full throughout the day.

There are literally hundreds of Nutrisystem menu combinations, including delicious frozen dishes as well as the convenience of pantry-ready choices, which are easily storable and transportable for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and dessert in the office or on the road.  Nutrisystem also offers tailored plans for women, men, seniors, teens and vegetarians as well as the Nutrisystem® D® program,  specifically designed for people with diabetes, as well as for those who are at risk for diabetes.

New and improved items available this December include both pantry-ready and frozen meals as well as snacks:

  • Dinners: Chicken Pot Pie, Tuna Casserole, Risotto, Roast Beef & Mashed Potato, Stuffed Chicken Breast/Mushroom, Turkey Medallion & Mashed Potato, Margherita Pizza, Chicken Primavera, Chicken Enchilada
  • Lunches: Spicy Kung Pao Noodle, Chicken Parmesan Melt, Southwest Fiesta Melt
  • Breakfasts: Cinnamon Streusel Muffin, Stuffed Egg, Cheese & Canadian Bacon in Biscuit, Turkey Sausage & Egg Roll
  • Desserts/Snacks: Cheesecake Bar, Chocolatey Pretzel Bar, Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookie, Chocolate Flavored Pretzels, Stuffed Apple Pie, Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips, White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Also being rolled out in December are new formulations of some customer favorites like Stuffed Shells, Salisbury Steak and Ravioli Formaggio.

"People think being on a diet means denying yourself or starving yourself. The opposite is true on Nutrisystem," notes Marie Osmond, long-time Nutrisystem spokesperson who has lost a total of 50 pounds* to date on the diet. "I think it's important to be able to eat the foods you love when you are dieting – but just eat better, more nutritionally balanced versions of your favorites. And that's what you get with Nutrisystem. I'm looking forward to trying everything on the list of favorites and to taking Nutrisystem with me when I'm on tour next year."

Dieters who stay on the Nutrisystem® SUCCESS® program can expect to lose between 1-2 pounds per week*.  Initial weight loss may be more. Importantly, clinically meaningful weight loss can take place in as little as a month, with reductions in the waistline and other markers of health.

To find out more information about Nutrisystem and get guaranteed delivery for the New Year, click here or call 1-888-841-2572.

*Results not typical.  On Nutrisystem, you can expect to lose 1-2 lbs. per week. Weight lost on prior Nutrisystem® program. Continuing with Success.

About Nutrisystem  Having helped Americans lose millions of pounds over the last 40 years, Nutrisystem, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRI) develops evidence-based programs for healthy weight management, and is the leading provider of home-delivered weight loss meal plans. Nutrisystem offers balanced nutrition in the form of low glycemic index meal plans designed for men and women, including seniors, vegetarians and the Nutrisystem® D® program for people with diabetes or at risk for type 2 diabetes. Nutrisystem® plans include a wide variety of pantry and frozen entrees and snacks to aid in program satisfaction and adherence, as well as transition plans to support long-term success. The Fort Washington, PA-based company also provides weight management support and counseling by trained weight-loss coaches and registered dietitians, as well as through an engaged online community, online tools and trackers, mobile apps, cookbooks and more. Healthcare professionals may learn more about the programs by visiting  The Company has also introduced a new in-store retail line, Nutrisystem® Everyday® products, comprised of nutritionally balanced bars, smoothies, bakery and breakfast items aimed at consumers who aspire to eat healthier.

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