Jenny Craig joins Canadian Obesity Network as Newest "Vision Partner"
EDMONTON, ALBERTA, Jan 29, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
The Canadian Obesity Network (CON-RCO) is pleased to announce that
Jenny Craig has become its newest "Vision Partner". "Vision Partners"
commit significant support toward the network's operations and
provide their invaluable perspective as CON-RCO shapes the future of
obesity management and prevention in Canada.
CON-RCO is Canada's only not-for-profit organization that focuses on
the needs of Canadians coping with excess weight and related health
issues. Funded completely through its corporate partnership program
and individual donations, the network strives to identify and promote
best practices in prevention and treatment among health care
providers, researchers and policy makers while working to eradicate
widespread bias and discrimination against those living with obesity.
"The weight loss market is a jungle of products and services often
based more on hope and hype than on hard science," said Dr. Sharma,
scientific director of the Canadian Obesity Network. "Jenny Craig is
a company with a history of investing in good science, including
independent randomized controlled trials to demonstrate the safety
and efficacy of their approach(i). We believe this is a standard to
which all weight management products and services should be held, and
we look forward to working with Jenny Craig so we can continue to
provide Canadians with credible information about managing weight,
and why it's important from a health perspective."
Jenny Craig's program is designed to help its clients manage their
weight by creating a healthy relationship with food, building a fun,
active lifestyle and developing a balanced approach to living. The
company's model pairs a weekly personal consultation with a healthy
lifestyle plan, including meal planning, daily activity tips and
"Jenny Craig is fully committed to combating the obesity epidemic,
and with it the overwhelming health issues caused by weight-related
diseases," said Dana Fiser, Global CEO of Jenny Craig. "That's why
our relationship with the Canadian Obesity Network is the right fit.
Together we hope to educate, inspire and change lives for the better
- one person at a time."
(i)Rock CL, Flatt SW, Karanja N, et al. JAMA. 2010;304(16):1803-1811
About Jenny Craig
Jenny Craig, based in Carlsbad, CA, is one of the world's largest
weight management companies, with more than 700 company-owned and
franchised centres in the United States, France, United Kingdom,
Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Puerto Rico. Jenny Craig has more
than 3,500 employees and will celebrate their 30th Anniversary in
About The Canadian Obesity Network
CON-RCO was founded in 2006 to link the research, policy and practice
communities to advance the development and delivery of effective
obesity prevention and treatment solutions. The network's core
strategies focus on addressing the stigma associated with excess
weight, changing the way policy makers and health professionals
approach obesity, and improving access to prevention and treatment
resources. Currently, more than 8,000 professionals in Canada are
members of the network. To join the network or make a donation, go
Canadian Obesity Network
Linnie von Rekowsky
Director of Stakeholder Relations
(778) 772 1982
SOURCE: The Canadian Obesity Network
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