Fruit Street’s team of in-house registered dietitians serve as coaches to deliver the science-backed program.
Using the CDC-supported curriculum, coaches educate and facilitate interactive discussion among groups of 5-10 participants whose goal is to lose 5-7% of their starting weight by the end of the year long program. Classes cover a variety of health and wellness topics including meal planning, tips for eating away from home, and ways to increase daily physical activity. Sixteen group classes are delivered in the first 6 months of the program and 6 group classes are delivered in the last 6 months. Participants are issued a wireless scale, Fitbit, and the Fruit Street mobile application which allows participants to take photos of their food and receive feedback from their coach. The well-researched lifestyle change program has been shown to significantly reduce participants’ risk of developing type 2 diabetes and associated chronic diseases.
The original clinical trial on this program showed that participants who successfully complete the program had a 58% risk reduction for developing type 2 diabetes and that this lifestyle intervention was more effective than metformin in preventing diabetes.
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FruitStreet telehealth technology provides health professionals with a simple and secure way to connect patients and clients to effective disease treatment.
The first wave of telemedicine companies such as TelaDoc, MDlive, DoctorOnDemand made low acuity urgent care available to the mass market. Fruit St leads the second wave of telemedicine companies to bring wellness and lifestyle care to the mass market.