20 Things you may not know about Jenny Craig

By author photo Megan Alsford

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Jenny Craig has been around since the 1980s and during this time helped many people achieve their weight loss goals. But what do you really know about Jenny Craig?

 

  1. Jenny Craig was founded in Melbourne by Jenny Craig and her husband Sid.
  2. Jenny Craig has been established in Australia since 1983 and in New Zealand since 1985.
  3. The Jenny Craig menus reflect the current nutrition recommendations outlined in the Dietary Guidelines, formulated by the National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia) and the Ministry of Health (New Zealand).
  4. Jenny Craig operates in over 600 centres globally.
  5. There are 550 Consultants across our Australian and New Zealand centres, each dedicated to helping our members achieve their health and weight loss goals.
  6. There is a team of Dietitians who plan the Jenny Craig menus and keep the program up to date with the latest nutrition science.
  7. The most popular menu item as voted by our members is the Beef Pie.
  8. Our famous Beef Pie has less than half the total fat and 30% less sodium than standard beef pies.
  9. There are over 70 delicious menu items that have been carefully created by our team of food technologists, chefs and Dietitians.
  10. The Jenny Craig menu changes twice a year.
  11. Jenny Craig was 50 years old when she started the company! Proof it’s never too late to start something you’re passionate about.
  12. Jenny Craig has a maintenance program as we know losing weight is only half the challenge. Our aim is to support our members to keep the weight off for good.
  13. New food items are added to the menu three times a year to ensure our members always enjoy a variety of tasty foods.
  14. Physical activity is an important part of the Jenny Craig program. Our Consultants work closely with our members to build on their current activity levels.
  15. A Medical Advisory Board helps shape the Jenny Craig program. The board is continuously looking for new weight loss innovations.
  16. Members can lose three times more weight than dieting alone as shown in a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)3.
  17. Our Rapid Results program helps to time your food intake wisely to give your body important periods of rest so that you can support your weight loss efforts and enhance your results.
  18. Many of our Consultants were successful members before they trained as Consultants.
  19. The Jenny Craig program has been proven to be one of the most effective weight loss programs1.
  20. Our most popular snack is Chocolate Pudding.

How many facts about Jenny Craig did you know?

  1. Australian Food Composition Database 2017.
  2. Journal of the American Medical Association: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=186793
  3. Annals of Internal Medicine: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25844997

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