|[January 24, 2013]
MyFitnessPal and Compass Serve Up Nutritional Solutions
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
Tracking daily nutritional intake, even during a busy work week or
catered event, is now simpler due to a strategic partnership announced
today between MyFitnessPal and Compass (News - Alert) Group North America. Compass
Group, the leader in foodservice management and support services, has
partnered with MyFitnessPal, the leading free resource helping people
improve their health, in order to integrate Compass Group's catalog of
over 7,500 menu items with MyFitnessPal's existing database of over two
million foods, making accurately tracking calories and nutrients easier
than ever before.
"MyFitnessPal is dedicated to making healthy lifestyle changes easy and
accessible for anyone, anywhere," said Albert Lee, co-founder of
MyFitnessPal. "Our exciting partnership with Compass Group provides
another seamless food-tracking option for our users who enjoy food at
any of their more than 15,000 foodservice locations."
Compass Group provides culinary solutions for millions of customers
across the country, supplying recipes to vending locations, restaurants,
corporate cafes, sporting events, school lunches, and a variety of
catered events. As a result of the food database integration, patrons at
any of Compass Group's foodservice locations will be able to access
accurate nutritional nformation effortlessly, via the widely acclaimed
MyFitnessPal app or website, when dining away from home or trying a new
"At Compass Group, our goal is to continually provide innovative
solutions to support our 180,000 associates and the customers they
support across North America," said Deanne Brandstetter, MBA, RD, CDN,
Vice President, Nutrition and Wellness for Compass Group. "Joining
forces with MyFitnessPal's valued nutrition service allows us to raise
the level of service and show our customers we are invested in their
health and wellness."
As the leading resource for health and fitness tracking, MyFitnessPal is
consistently rated as the consumer-preferred program for tracking daily
food intake and physical activity. Research shows that regular tracking
of caloric input and output is one of the most effective tools for
weight management. MyFitnessPal puts this healthy practice at users'
fingertips for convenient and comprehensive tracking.
The partnership is part of Compass Group's core value of making a
positive contribution to the health and wellbeing of its customers and
the communities in which they live.
About Compass Group North America
Based in Charlotte NC, Compass Group North America is the leading
foodservice management and support services company with $12 billion USD
in revenues in 2012. With over 500,000 associates worldwide, its parent
company, UK-based Compass Group PLC had revenues of �16.9 billion in the
fiscal year ending September 30, 2012.
MyFitnessPal makes good health attainable and sustainable for everyone.
Powered by more than 30 million people, MyFitnessPal is the leading free
resource to take charge of daily health. Partnering with top
brands-including Fitbit, BodyMedia, runtastic and Endomondo (News - Alert)-and
featuring a database over 2 million foods, MyFitnessPal provides
real-time nutrition and fitness tracking, insights and community
support. MyFitnessPal's free and easy to use technology works seamlessly
across Android (News - Alert), iOS, Blackberry, Kindle and Windows apps, in addition to
the web. MyFitnessPal is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif. For more
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