Murrieta, CA (PressExposure) August 21, 2008 -- With the rising cost of healthcare, companies big and small are looking for cost effective ways to keep their employees in good health. Nutrition coaching is one of those topics that affects nearly all major health issues such as weight management, diabetes, and high blood pressure to name a few. Employee wellness programs traditionally include things such as onsite nutrition counseling, and lunch and learn seminars. Now, however, companies can utilize the internet to provide a virtual dietitian for their employees that mimic onsite visits at a lower price.
Real Living Nutrition Services, LLC provides online nutrition coaching services where individuals can work with a Registered Dietitian regularly through their e-coaching system. The core program is a weight management program that can also be utilized for those seeking help with Type 2 Diabetes, cholesterol management, and high blood pressure. âOnline coaching is such a great avenue for corporations,â says Meri Raffetto, founder of Real Living Nutrition. âIt offers an affordable way to get professional nutrition counseling for employees. One on one nutrition coaching and education has proven to help lower overall healthcare costs for employers.â
Real Living Nutrition offers four packages: 1. Discounts for employees with a free bi-monthly e-newsletter. 2. Employer pays partial payment of the programs while the employee pays a co pay. 3. Employer pays full payment of the Mini Diet Makeover assessment with a Registered Dietitian that includes an e-cookbook and restaurant guide. 4. Employer pays full payment of the Balance Program, an 8-step program including the assessment, an online workbook, 8 e-coaching sessions with a Registered Dietitian, and access to all tools such as Pilates video, exercise demos, and meal planning guides for a lifetime.
All packages include a customize registration page for each company. âThere is something for everyone, no matter what size company says Raffetto.â Real Living Nutrition works with each company to create a program that works with their budget and needs.
Some of the benefits of online nutrition coaching other than cost include privacy (employees can keep their health information private vs. sharing with group classes), ease of scheduling for the employee, and providing the same benefit to several different work sites. Employees also receive a wide variety of tools to provide long term support once they have completed a program. Real Living Nutrition has 39 Registered Dietitians in their network and employees can read through their bios and pick who they want to work with on the site.
More information is available at http://www.reallivingnutrition.com/corporatewellness.aspx