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New Food Delivery Service Encourages Families to Eat Healthy

New Food Delivery Service Encourages Families to Eat Healthy

A week after its successful launch, Fitly, a new, weekly, healthy meal planning program has officially delivered its first order to the Penn Medicine Radnor employees, one of its leading strategic partners.

As a way to curb rising obesity rates and make healthy eating fun and easy for kids and parents alike, founder Anthony Ortiz created Fitly, a meal planning and food delivery service that helps families eat healthier. Fitly is Ortiz’s answer in addressing one of America’s biggest health issues.

So, how does Fitly work? As of right now, Fitly has only launched as an online meal planning service, where busy parents who choose to subscribe to the Fitly program can start by constructing their meal plans by choosing from a list of USDA’s My Plate and Harvard’s Healthy Eating Plate approved meals online.

Fitly’s plan for the future is to then take these online orders and deliver handpicked, healthy groceries free of charge directly to community recreation centers, workplaces or schools around the nation where the families can pick them up. After only a week of being in business, Fitly was able to unlock a location in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at Penn Medicine. Many customers, including Cherie Pray, the Systems Integrator at Penn Medicine, expressed their anticipation at receiving their first round of fresh ingredients and meal plans and seeing the program come alive.

Currently, however, Fitly's delivery service requires that it "unlocks" a location before they can begin delivering to that area, meaning that up to 40 families must sign up for the Fitly meal planning services in a given area in order to start receiving deliveries. Community members must also market their school or recreation center as a a potential Fitly site.

The Fitly team has committed itself to transforming healthy eating from something that is tedious and stressful into a convenient habit for the whole family. Spreading the word about the program and increasing support for their Indiegogo campaign, will help Fitly launch their full-fledged delivery service soon.

For its first delivery, customers could drive up to Fitly’s truck between 3 and 7 pm and give their order information and the “Fitly Family” in turn brought their requested groceries directly to their cars, free of charge. The Penn employees were excited that the Fitly service would allow them to have access to healthier meals, even with the little amount of free time they had each day to cook.

Many customers also rejoice that eating healthy with Fitly does not mean they have to give up the flavors of their less healthy dishes. The healthy Fitly meal planning dishes range from Steak Pizzaiola to Cheese Ravioli with Three Pepper topping.

Through its efforts in increasing availability and desire for healthy food, Fitly has shown that eating healthy doesn’t have to mean hours in the kitchen and bland meals.


13 Healthy Meal Delivery Services Across the Country That Are a Must-Try

Luckily, more companies are entering the meal delivery business pioneered by Blue Apron (among others). From meal kits (complete with recipes and pre-portioned ingredients) to prepared meals and smoothie packs, companies want to make home-cooked, healthy meals convenient and easy. And they are tailored to nearly every diet under the sun, from Paleo to gluten-free to omnivores to vegans. And given the demands of social distancing and stay-at-home orders, having your meals delivered rather than braving the grocery store yourself is increasingly appealing.

Not sure which meal delivery service is for you? Don&rsquot worry. We did the legwork for you so you can find the exact right option for you and your budget.


Why go low-sodium?

Reducing your salt intake is an important step towards healthier eating. The USDA Dietary Guidelines recommends a daily sodium intake of 2,300 milligrams (or 1,500 mg if you have hypertension), which is about just one teaspoon of salt. The average American consumes 20 times more salt per day than the body needs. One of the biggest reasons for this is the high quantities of salt added to processed and comfort foods you might gravitate towards out of convenience.

That’s why one of the best ways to reduce your sodium intake is to switch to freshly-prepared whole foods. Our fully prepared low-sodium meals help you maintain an all-natural cardiac diet without the need to spend hours shopping for ingredients and cooking your meals.

Lower risk of cardiovascular disease

A high-sodium diet is associated with restricted blood vessels, which makes your heart work harder and become less efficient. Over time, this can lead to blood clots and heart attacks. By lowering your sodium intake, you can keep your heart healthier and stronger.

Protect yourself from possible stroke

Like a heart attack, a stroke can also be caused by a blocked blood vessel, which deprives your brain of the oxygen it needs. When you cut out processed food and turn to a healthy, low-sodium meal plan, you can keep your blood vessels in good shape and improve your circulation.

Decrease your chance of kidney disease

Too much sodium can also put major stress on your kidneys. They’ll have a harder time filtering your blood, and regulating fluids and hormones. Happy kidneys help maintain healthy blood pressure, so do your body a favor and eat a balanced low-sodium diet.

Eat the right amount of sodium for you

A low-sodium diet isn’t for everyone. If you’re an active athlete, or on certain medications, depleted sodium levels can lead to symptoms such as weakness, fatigue, and muscle cramps. Make sure to talk to your doctor and figure out a plan that works best for your lifestyle.

Premium low-sodium meals

Made by professional chefs

• Delicious meals from culinary masters
• New recipes keep your week interesting
• Taste natural flavors, not added salts

Low-sodium, high nutrition

• Full of the nutrients your body needs
• A simple solution for a low-sodium plan
• Make healthy eating easy

Organic & natural

• Delicious, fresh, organic veggies
• No GMOs, MSG or preservatives
• Your food is never frozen

Eat well for less

• Reasonable prices for full meal plans
• Stop shopping and save time
• We portion everything to stop food waste

Delivered to you weekly

• All orders have free shipping
• Easily store meals in your fridge
• Ready to serve in minutes

Fully satisfying

• Low-sodium meals full of flavor
• A sustainable, balanced diet
• Start feeling healthier today

Get low-sodium meals delivered fresh

No prep, cooking, or cleanup required.

At Fresh n’ Lean, our goal is to make healthy eating a breeze. We want you to enjoy nutritious, low-salt meals that taste as amazing as they make you feel. That’s why we source local produce and grass-fed meats, and partner with incredible chefs to bring you culinary masterpieces. There’s no extra sugar or fat here — we let the natural flavors of our veggies and spices take center stage.

Establishing and keeping a low-sodium (cardiac) diet plan is an important step towards healthy eating, but there is more to healthy eating than simply minimizing your salt intake.

Prepared fresh, never frozen

All of our low-salt menu options are based on 100% wholesome ingredients, locally-sourced and in-season, and everything is prepared fresh by our chefs.

Diverse cuisines, flavorful meals

We keep our meals exciting by taking inspiration from world-renowned cuisines, putting together a heart-healthy low-sodium menu that never leaves you feeling like you’re missing out.

Built for a hearty lifestyle

Even if curbing your salt intake isn’t your main concern, we can help you reach your dietary goals. Our ready-to-eat low sodium dishes are perfect as part of any healthy diet, so whether you’re diabetic or just want heart-healthy meals, we are here to help.

Affordable quality

Our goal is to provide delicious, high-quality, nutritious meals. Still, we believe a meal prep delivery service shouldn’t break the bank, so everyone can enjoy healthy eating.

We've delivered more than 21 million meals

Questions about our food?

Fresh n’ Lean is an organic meal prep company that focuses on producing delicious meals using fresh, nutrient-dense ingredients. We only use the best quality, locally-sourced fruit, vegetables, nuts, beans, and seeds in our recipes. Everything we cook for our customers is dietitian-approved, prepared by master chefs, and delivered straight to your home anywhere in the country. Have a question about our food service?

When and how will I receive my meals?

Once your order is processed, you’ll receive your fresh meals delivered via UPS or FedEx Air service and a tracking number will be automatically emailed to you. A detailed menu will also be sent prior to delivery and Meal Plans typically arrive on Fridays.

What will I receive in my meal delivery?

When you receive your prepared low-sodium food delivery, you’ll find a special insulated/refrigerated container with your pre-made meals for the week. Meals are vacuum sealed in food grade, BPA-free containers. This packaging keeps the dishes farm-fresh, not frozen!

All the shipping materials we use are fully-recyclable, so please recycle them at your nearest facility.

How long will my meals stay fresh?

As long as they are refrigerated upon arrival, your delicious ready-to-eat low-sodium meals should keep for about 10 days past delivery. Be sure to check the “Enjoy by” date on the food labels before consumption!


New meal delivery service offers food from Salt Lake City’s most exclusive restaurants

Taste Utah is excited to introduce a new food collaboration called Hive Eats. It’s essentially meals to go by some of SLC’s favorite restaurants. Hive Eats is a curated subscription meal delivery service featuring ten of Salt Lake City’s favorite restaurants, created by restaurant owners for the community.

Participating restaurants include: Arlo, Copper Onion, Cucina, Finca, Mazza, Osteria Amore, Pago, Proper, Publik, Trio.

Hive Eats provides a consistent revenue source for local restaurants by allowing them to continue to prepare delicious fresh food, regardless of current health guidelines.

“We’re hoping this can help keep people employed and help us make it through what is going to be a tough winter,” said Dean Pierose, owner of Cucina Wine Bar.

Hive Eats lets patrons select meals for their families each week with a couple of clicks. Meals will be delivered on Sundays and Thursdays each week, and are pre-prepared, cooled, and ready to eat with just a few minutes in the oven. Find out how you can join the hive!


Why Diet Meal Delivery Service?

Lasting weight loss results, without the stress.

All-too-often, dieting can feel like a chore. It’s another stressor to add to your long list of to-dos. Planning recipes, counting calories, shopping for groceries, preparing fresh meals, cleaning up. It’s no wonder that more than 90% of diets are doomed to fail. That changes today. If you want to enjoy calorie-controlled, nutritious meals and see sustainable weight loss results (without having to spend hours in the kitchen), look no further.

Naturally delicious

Fast food doesn’t have to be packed with unhealthy ingredients in order for it to taste amazing. Instead of using unnecessary processed sugars, fats and salts in our recipes, we let fresh herbs and natural spices do the talking. Subtlety is the name of the game. Lightly toasted instead of deep fried, delicately drizzled instead of doused… Simple, yet satisfying!

No meal prep or cleanup

No more having to stress over grocery shopping or counting calories. Your delicious diet meals are delivered right to your door each week in insulated containers. Store them in the fridge, then simply give them a blast in the microwave and they’re ready in minutes. Shedding excess weight and sculpting that healthy, beach-body has never been easier!

No more cravings

Our professional chefs know how to cook up a storm, transforming organic, locally-sourced ingredients into culinary masterpieces – inspired by cuisines from across the world and full to the brim with nutrients. No more food cravings or late night snacking. Our hearty homemade dishes leave you feeling satiated, energized and ready to tackle anything!

Made to last

Whether you’re just getting started on your weight loss journey, or you’re a seasoned dieter, our weight loss food delivery service was designed to help keep you on track. Lasting results come with consistency, and that’s what we provide. Three meals a day, calorie-controlled and ready to heat and eat whenever you need.

Delicious, Diet Food Delivery

Freshly Prepared

• Dietitian-approved meals
• Prepped by pro chefs
• Wholesome, seasonal produce

Nutritious + Delicious

• Low fat, calorie, sodium + cholesterol
• Vitamin + mineral rich
• Natural flavors

100% Natural + Organic

• Organic ingredients
• No GMOs, gluten, or MSG
• No artificial flavors or preservatives

Healthy + Affordable

• Less than $10 per meal
• Free shipping included
• Save time and energy

Fresh + Convenient

• Scratch-made (never frozen)
• Easy storage
• Heat-and-eat when ready

Internationally Inspired

• Changing weekly menu
• A diverse range of cuisines
• Locally sourced ingredients

Weight Loss Meal Delivery Plans (With a Healthy Twist)

Proudly serving weight loss food delivery programs since 2010!

Dieting isn’t easy. The sad truth is that more than 90% of people fall off the wagon when they try to go it alone on conventional diets. Subsisting on bland, tasteless meals or restricting calories near to starvation simply isn’t sustainable. Again and again, you end up right back where you started, just with an unhealthy relationship with food. Thankfully, with Fresh n’ Lean you can enjoy nutritionally balanced recipes that taste awesome, take no time to prepare, and help you stay on track long-term. When you sign up for our weight loss meal program, you’ll receive a weekly delivery of fresh meals so you don’t have to worry about meal prep, meal planning, or cleanup.

Some of our customers enjoying our diet meal plan delivery service include:

– Individuals looking to avoid fad dieting, and instead lose weight healthily and maintain their body composition long-term.
– Health-conscious eaters trying to improve their healthspan, control their blood sugar and lose belly fat.
– Fitness fanatics attempting to lean out, improve cardiovascular health and increase their metabolism.
– Anyone looking to eliminate junk food, enjoy healthy meals, and truly begin to thrive.

Full of goodness

We strongly believe that you don’t have to turn to processed ingredients or artificial flavorings to enjoy delicious, convenient meals. Everything included in our weight loss meal delivery service is low in salt, fat, and simple carbs, and completely free from artificial colors, flavors, and refined sugars. But don’t sweat it… All of our meals still overflow with rich, natural flavors.

Suitable for all

At Fresh n’ Lean, we’re grateful to have worked with people all across the world looking to outsource their healthy eating. Just some of our inspiring customers include individuals looking to avoid yo-yo dieting, health-conscious people trying to control their blood sugar, and even exercise fanatics attempting to lean out, reduce belly fat and increase their metabolism.

Allergen-friendly

As well as being paleo-friendly, calorie-controlled, low in fat, and full of lean-protein from organic whole foods, everything included in our prepared diet food delivery plans can be made to suit any individual needs and allergies. All meals are free from gluten, dairy, artificial flavors, MSG, preservatives, and processed ingredients.

Cost-effective meal plans

Getting a wide variety of healthy foods on your plate for each and every meal can quickly add up – not to mention the time it takes to source and prep. With Fresh n’ Lean, each healthy, satiating diet-friendly meal costs less than $10 when you opt for our Standard Plant-Based Plan, which includes three nourishing meals a day. Free nationwide delivery included.


The Most Convenient Vegan Meal Service You’ll Find.

Don’t cancel any plans again. Any (or every) meal of the day delivered to you wherever you are. Easy to eat, hot or cold. Life is easier not having to read ingredients on every item at the supermarket. We have all the organic ingredients that match your plant-based diet sorted out, cook them – and deliver a meal. No more running around at lunch time at work and no more late-night grocery shopping. A meal plan designed for on-the-go vegans.Designed for you.


Our nutritionists make sure that all of our meals are nutritionally balanced, we only use fresh and ethical products and our chefs don’t use any pork, wheat or shellfish products in our Balance Box menus.

Our most popular menu, perfect for people who enjoy eating everything.

Similar to our Classic box but without the meat!

Delicious and nutritionally balanced meals, perfect for vegetarians who don’t eat any meat or fish.

Perfectly balanced meals despite being without meat, fish, gluten and cow’s dairy.


Best Pre-Made Meal Kit: Freshly

Not all meal kits require massive amounts of preparation and counter space. Freshly, for one, arrives at your door fresh, premade, and ready to be heated up in the microwave. You still get to choose the dishes you want to try weekly and customize a plan that works best for you, like any of the other meal kits out there. Most importantly, the food tastes amazing. The Allure editor that got to test Freshly noted that she really looked forward to dinner every night and was excited to explore other nutritious options. There are plenty of choices for vegetarians, but not as many for vegans.

Sample recipes: Butternut Squash Risotto, Sausage and Peppers With Cauliflower Rice

Availability: Delivers to 48 states

Starting at $9 per serving (Shop Now)


Resources

HealthMPowers is providing virtual learning resources for teachers and families to improve healthy eating, hand washing and physical activity behaviors to improve health and fitness.

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Early Care Resources

+ Physical Activity Resources

Physical Activity and Nutrition Calendar – This 10-month calendar provides families easy, fun and engaging activities they can do with their preschool children at home to encourage healthy eating and physical activity.

Make Walking Fun! – Creative ways to incorporate fun activities into your walking routine. Also available in Spanish.

Go Noodle – Online interactive physical activity breaks and calming activities. NOTE: You will need to create a free account using an email address.

Cosmic Kids Yoga Videos Online healthy screen time physical activities and calming activities.

Get Moving Today! Activity Calendar – 12-month calendar of physical activities children and families can do at home. Also available in Spanish.

Physical Activity for Preschoolers – tips for families to become more active.

+ Handwashing Resources

Family Handwashing Activity – Important tips from the CDC for parents to teach effective handwashing.

Wash Your Hands – Quick and easy video demonstration from the CDC for parents and children.

Handwashing– Science experiment emphasizing the steps to and the importance of proper handwashing.

Warning for Hand Sanitizers with Methanol- Important document outlines the warning provided by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that hand sanitizers with methanol should not be used due to toxic effects.

+ Nutrition Resources

Physical Activity and Nutrition Calendar – This 10-month calendar provides families easy, fun and engaging activities they can do with their preschool children at home to encourage healthy eating and physical activity.

Eat More Vegetables for a Longer Life! – A family Engagement toolkit presentation that provides viewers with tips and nutrition information to get the whole family eating a variety of vegetables each day.

ECE Drink More Water Recipe Cards – Infused water recipe cards. Also available in Spanish.

Nibbles for Health Nutrition – 12 USDA newsletters for parents with nutrition information, recipes and activities. (In English and Spanish)

The Two-Bite Club – Educational storybook and activities, from the USDA, to introduce and encourage children to try new foods by eating just two bites. (In English and Spanish)

Discover My Plate: Look and Cook Recipe Cards – Pictoral recipe cards, from the USDA, for children and families to prepare together.

Captain Planet Learning at Home Resources – Explore a variety of early childhood to high school resources on nutrition, cooking, gardening, earth sciences and more.

A Visit to a Farmers Market – Watch this video as Miss Penny and the KidVision Pre-K Kids tour a Farmers Market to learn more about fruits and vegetables.

A is for Apple! – This fun and descriptive apple taste testing lesson, from Small Bites Adventure Club, is a wonderful way to incorporate the sense of taste into eating everyday foods.


The Best Healthy Meal Kit Delivery Services Of 2020

We’re all human. That means we’re all working to make positive changes in our lives, whether it’s making more time for self-care, learning a new skill or developing better eating habits.

If your goal is the latter, have you thought about trying healthy prepared meal delivery services or healthy meal kits this year?

Even if you just want to detox after an indulgent winter of hearty meals and warm bars, there are a lot of factors that go making healthy and easy meals part of your routine rather than a once-off feat.

Groceries aren’t exactly cheap and whipping up a meal can be time consuming and after a long day at work. If you’re a family of four or six, finding kid-friendly meals and meal kits can sometimes be a headache. Sometimes, you don’t have the time or energy to run out and grab the groceries you need for the week.

We get that sometimes the last thing you want to think about is what you’re going to have for dinner. That’s where healthy meal kits come in.

Meal kits eliminate a lot of those stresses by providing you with pre-portioned ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes. Some don’t even require you to cook at all with fresh, ready-to-eat, prepared meals.

To help you with your healthy eating resolution, we’ve rounded up 9 of the best healthy meals kits to help you kick off a healthy new year.