October 7, 2008

LifeSpring Home Nutrition Named Among Orange County’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

LifeSpring Home Nutrition (www.homenutrition.com), an Irvine, Calif.-based company that provides affordable, nutritious, high-quality frozen meals for home delivery, has been ranked number 41 on the 2008 Top 100 Fast-Growing Private Companies, a list compiled by the Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ).

The list, revealed Oct. 2 at a VIP reception hosted by OCBJ and printed in the Oct. 6 edition of the weekly business newspaper, ranks companies by revenue growth from June 2006 through June 2008. Basic criteria for the list was for companies to be privately held, headquartered in Orange County, with a minimum of $300,000 sales in 2006.

To attain its number 41 ranking, LifeSpring Home Nutrition experienced two-year revenue growth of 71.8% with $2.8 million in sales as of June 30, 2008. The company currently produces and distributes approximately 600,000 meals per year.

"We are proud to be a key player serving an older audience that has tremendous need for our product," said Susan Johnson, Chairman of the Board. "LifeSpring Home Nutrition primarily serves seniors who live independently but are unable to obtain sufficient nutrition affordably and conveniently."

Johnson added, "Our strong growth is an illustration of the great need in this growing market niche as well as the tremendous reception our products have had. We use high-quality ingredients, make our own sauces, use a patented vitamin-blend and carefully watch sodium and other ingredients harmful to health."

According to Johnson, the company currently serves the entire Southern California market and is now considering bringing LifeSpring to the national marketplace. The frozen meals currently are distributed to consumers via a variety of HMOs, offices on aging and hospitals, such as SCAN (Southern California Action Network), CalOptima the Riverside Office on Aging and Huntington Hospital of Pasadena.

Johnson is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Susan's Healthy Gourmet, also based in Irvine, which specializes in preparation and delivery of fresh meals to individuals' homes and offices. Both LifeSpring Home Nutrition and Susan's Healthy Gourmet are privately held, family-owned companies.

About LifeSpring Home Nutrition

Irvine, Calif.-based LifeSpring Home Nutrition provides nutrient-rich frozen meals and snacks for home delivery throughout Southern California, primarily through social HMO agencies and Offices on Aging. LifeSpring is committed to improving its customers' quality of life by making healthful eating accessible, affordable and convenient. The company meets consumers' dietary needs by offering custom meal plans supported by nutrition counseling by registered dieticians. The LifeSpring program exceeds the stringent nutrition requirements set by the American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association. For more information see www.homenutrition.com.