RxDiet helps people battling obesity and associated health challenges live healthier and feel better

At RxDiet, traditional approaches such as educational resources, diet/nutrition guides, and workout plans still need to deliver meaningful results.

As noted by the Advisory Board, the CDC estimates that 41.9% of adult Americans meet the threshold for “obese” according to the body mass index (BMI). Over the last several decades, U.S. public health systems have initiated programs to help people lose weight by making healthier choices. Americans have poured $3.8 billion into weight loss services such as customized workout regimens, diet programs, vitamins, and supplements. But, despite these efforts, the prevalence of obesity remains high.

The groups facing the highest rates of obesity also face daunting barriers to eating a balanced diet and engaging in physical activity.

Barriers to these healthy behaviors include living in a food desert and not having a safe neighborhood environment for physical activity. These features are mainly present in low-income neighborhoods and disproportionately impact people of color, who also are more likely to be at a higher weight, rely on government support to afford food, and have poorer health outcomes.

At RxDiet, we focus on overall health and well-being beyond a person’s weight and body mass index (BMI). Our service is 100% personalized, medically tailored recipes that people love to cook.

We provide:

  • Grocery delivery with nationwide coverage support.
  • Closing food deserts.
  • Improving engagement.
  • Removing the stigma associated with obesity.

At RxDiet, we develop recipes based on cultural, ethnic, and taste preferences and, more importantly, based on locally available ingredients at the lowest cost in the market.

Our health coaches and dietitians provide ongoing support and encouragement, facilitating healthy habit creation and improving chances for long-term behavior change.

Changing habits is hard

Eating healthy will help you live a healthier life! Well, dah! This fact is universally accepted and not argued with. So why, then, the adoption of both food benefits (offered by most Medicare Advantage plans) and healthier eating habits is so low? The answer is exceptionally straightforward: changing habits is hard, and members don’t know what benefits their health plan offers nor how to get them.

Food is a Magic Drug

In 1928, a chance event in Alexander Fleming’s laboratory created Penicillin, which many call a “magic drug” for its wide application and usability.

Digital or Telephonic Healthcare – Which Way Is Better?

Spoiler: The answer is BOTH A lot of “digital-first” and “digital front door” products and vendors are penetrating the healthcare market and specifically, the healthcare payer space. At RxDiet, we believe that while digital solutions are the future, the future may not be here quite yet!

Going beyond prepared meals in Transition of Care Programs

A recent study found that members receiving food (prepared meals) post-discharge from the hospital experienced fewer readmissions than those not signing up for the program.

Food as Medicine: A Primer

When you think about “food as medicine,” what comes to mind? If you imagine antioxidant-rich green smoothies or nutrient-packed grain bowls, you’re not wrong. But you’re only hitting the tip of the iceberg—because food as medicine means so much more than a nourishing meal choice here and there.

Meal programs for maternal health

Gestational diabetes impacts over 300,000 pregnancies in the US each year. If expectant parents act quickly to change their diet during pregnancy, they can combat gestational diabetes and dramatically reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life. We designed RxDiet to make that change simple and affordable.

A history of food as medicine

The ancient Greeks ate onion for its curative qualities, traditional Chinese healers prescribed garlic for respiratory and digestive ailments, and the indigenous Aztec people drank cocoa to cure fatigue. While many ancient remedies have been debunked by modern medicine, numerous studies have found plant-based and anti-inflammatory diets beneficial in preventing and reversing chronic disease.

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