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Meals to Live - For Those Living with Diabetes

  • Date: 2011/08/04 (Rev: 2013/08/01) Meals to Live
  • Synopsis : Meals to Live introduces the first ever grocery store line of frozen meals that is chef-created specifically for people living with diabetes.

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Groundbreaking new line of frozen meals is a grocery store first...

Meals to Live introduces the first ever grocery store line of frozen meals that is chef-created specifically for people living with diabetes.

Innovatively designed and nutritionally focused, Meals to Live offers a variety of great tasting and convenient entrees including Chicken Fajita with Santa Fe Rice, Shrimp Jambalaya and Chili Relleno with Chicken and Ranchero sauce.

Nearly 26 million Americans live with diabetes (including children) and another 79 million have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, and proper nutrition is vital to maintaining blood glucose levels. With easy-to-read packaging that clearly displays relevant nutritional information on the front, such as fat, sodium and fiber, Meals to Live gives consumers a convenient, easy meal option with no guesswork. Five of the eight meal options are also 100 percent gluten-free.

"After working with a number of diabetes support groups, I saw first-hand the frustrations these individuals face every day as they try to adhere to certain nutritional requirements and I was surprised to learn that there is nothing in the grocer's freezer specifically for them," said Meals to Live founder and Chief Executive Officer Cole Egger. "Our meals provide a delicious, convenient alternative while meeting the nutritional needs of those living with diabetes, or anyone looking for flavorful, healthy meals."

Meals to Live are now available in stores across the U.S., including select locations of Walgreens, Randall's/Tom Thumb, Raley's, Brookshire's, Ralph's, Sprouts and Publix, and may be purchased online at mealstolive.com. Suggested retail price for entrees ranges from $3.99 to $4.99.

Egger developed the line after listening to the struggles a family friend experienced trying to find good tasting food that met specific nutritional guidelines. Working with former Dallas Cowboys chef Jeremy Womble, who struggles with Type 2 diabetes, Mr. Egger set his sights on eliminating the daily food frustrations faced by those living with diabetes. Meals to Live entrees range from 18g to 58g of carbohydrates, are high in fiber, and low in saturated fat, trans fat and sodium, which are important considerations for those living with diabetes as well as other consumers. Meals to Live also incorporates whole grains as much as possible.

Along with frozen entrees, Meals to Live also offers Glucose Quick Sticks, an easy-to-carry quick-dissolving flavored powder that instantly provides a healthy boost of glucose for those who face low blood sugar challenges.

Customers are encouraged to visit mealstolive.com for more information, and may connect with Meals to Live on Facebook and Twitter.

About Meals to Live: Founded in 2010, Meals to Live is the only line of frozen meals specifically designed for those living with diabetes. Available for purchase at more than 2,000 retail locations in the U.S., Meals to Live may also be purchased on-line through the company's website www.mealstolive.com. Meals to Live is a proud sponsor of the Diabetes Friendly Foundation (DFF) - www.mealstolive.com

About the Diabetes Friendly Foundation: The Diabetes Friendly Foundation (DFF) is a 501c3 organization aimed at preventing the onset and reducing the severity of diabetes through education, collaboration and the promotion of innovative products and ideas. Through its K9s for Kids program, the DFF helps families obtain Diabetes Alert Dogs. The organization may be accessed through their website, www.diabetesfriendlyfoundation.org

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