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Press Release March 8, 2017

PRESS RELEASE

Contact Audrey Fish

Telephone 856.471.2008

Cell 856.889.5597

Email Audrey.fish@upliftsolutions.org

Website www.upliftsolutions.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 8, 2017

“HEALTHY” INCREASE FOR IN-STORE DIETITIANS”

UpLift: Health Solutions Dietitians Making a Real Difference in Underserved Communities in Philadelphia

Westville, NJ March 8, 2017– There is a growth in the number of consumers, living in underserved communities, who are seeking a healthier lifestyle with the help of in-store dietician. Since 2015, the numbers have increased from 38 to 101 (166% increase) and an increase in the amount of total interactions from shoppers from 89 to 302 (239% increase). This evidently demonstrates that since UpLift: Health Solutions’ implementation, there is a significant increase in the amount of shoppers that are seeing the dietician.

Those shoppers that saw the dietician had an increase in the amount spent per week from $32.76 to $33.82 (3.24% increase) and an increase in the amount of trips made per week to the supermarket from 0.92 to 1.11 (20.65% increase). Those that did not see a dietician show a decrease in the amount of money spent per week from $16.19 to $11.60 (28.35%) and a decrease in the amount of trips per week from 0.38 to 0.28 (26.32% decrease).

“As the place where people choose products that affect their diets and nutrition, our in-store dietitians have created access to nutrition support and education for underserved communities and the results have been extremely positive for the consumers and our clients.”-Atif Bostic, Uplift’s Executive Director.

UpLift’s Health Solutions launched in 2015 and provides store tours, cooking demonstrations, nutrition workshops and one-on-one nutrition advice all at no change. Additionally, dietitians take biometric readings for case managed patients and track prescribed diet adherence and health changes. The program creates access to nutrition support and education through instore dietitians within supermarkets with a goal to improve health outcomes.

The health solutions wellness program provides Customized plans, group classes and direct support. Our participants lose weight, reduce blood pressure and glucose levels and report an increase in energy to further endorse Food is Medicine -Victoria Della Rocca RD, LDN-Uplift’s Director of Health Innovations.

UpLift, to sustain, heal, inspire and prepare; is a national consultancy that supports food businesses, governments, nonprofits, healthcare systems and more to create access to food, access to healthcare and access to capital in underserved communities.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Audrey Fish at 856.471.2008 or email at Audrey.fish@upliftsolutions.org.