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Nutrisystem Now Offers Double the Fresh-Frozen Food for the Same Low Monthly Cost

August 19, 2009

HORSHAM, Pa., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Nutrisystem, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTRI), a leading provider of weight management products and services that are delivered directly to the customers’ doors, announced today that its popular 28-Day Nutrisystem Select program now includes an additional week of delicious fresh-frozen entrees – all for the same low monthly cost. The program combines a full two weeks of gourmet style fresh-frozen meals, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, with two weeks of Nutrisystem’s classic ready-to-go foods. Previously, the Select program included only one week of fresh-frozen foods. The new Select 28-Day program is an even better value to customers because it offers more of what customers really want and maintains an affordable per-meal cost of about three dollars.

“Clearly value truly matters to consumers now more than ever but despite these economic challenges, consumers must still prioritize their health and wellness. Today, we aim to provide more options than ever to help support them on their affordable weight loss journey and are excited to offer an extra week of our Nutrisystem Select premium frozen food line, for the same great price,” said Joe Redling, CEO and Chairman of Nutrisystem.

In a twelve-day taste test of foods from four popular diet companies recently reported in The Wall Street Journal, Nutrisystem Select fresh-frozen meals received the highest taste accolades. Reporter Peter King remarked, “Our Nutrisystem Select meal of turkey medallions with broccoli, carrots and cauliflower…was the best meal in our 12-day diet-food odyssey; the turkey was moist and tasty, and the vegetables were flavorful and vibrant with color.” (1)

With up to 170 meal choices, Nutrisystem makes it easier than ever for consumers to stick to their weight loss plan and save money while still indulging in foods that taste great, including Shrimp Alfredo, Ravioli Formaggio and sweet frozen treats like ice cream sandwiches and fudge swirl bars.

“At Nutrisystem, we always strive to raise the bar on taste and value,” said Chris Terrill, Nutrisystem’s Executive VP Ecommerce and Chief Marketing Officer. “We recognize how important gourmet-style food is to a successful weight loss journey and are pleased that our customers now have a way to get more of these popular entrees without an increase in our monthly cost.”

Nutrisystem weight loss programs are based on over 35 years of science and nutritional research and are the first prepared diet programs that totally integrate low-Glycemic Index carbohydrates into meal plans that are also low in fat, high in protein and fiber to help you feel full longer. They also contain fiber and omega-3s to help promote heart health.

Nutrisystem customers receive free 24/7 phone counseling with weight loss coaches, as well as free access to its online Mindset Makeover, and membership to its robust online community of over four million people sharing weight loss success stories and tips. The Nutrisystem website, which was rated #1 in the Food and Drug category by Internet Retailer Magazine in 2009, provides free access to a host of proprietary online tools, including menu planners and meal customization to make it easy for customers to track their progress and try new delicious entrees every day or enjoy their favorites.

With Nutrisystem, there is no counting calories, carbohydrates, or points and no need to visit a center for weigh-ins. The food is delivered directly to customers doors and comes with a money back guarantee. For a limited time only, get $30 off your first Nutrisystem Select order. To order the Nutrisystem Select program visit nutrisystem.com/freshfrozen or call 1-888-841-2465.

About Nutrisystem, Inc.

Nutrisystem, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTRI) is a leading provider of weight management products and services. Nutrisystem is sold direct to the consumer through nutrisystem.com for convenient home delivery. The company offers proven nutritionally balanced weight-loss programs designed for women, men, and seniors, as well as the new clinically tested Nutrisystem D plan, formulated specifically to help overweight people with type 2 diabetes lose weight. The Nutrisystem program is based on over 35 years of nutrition research and offers a variety of great tasting, satisfying, high-fiber, heart healthy, good carbohydrate meals that are low on the Glycemic Index and contain zero trans fats. Nutrisystem is hundreds of dollars cheaper than other weight loss programs, based on an independent study by National Business Research Institute (October 2008). The program has no membership fees and provides 24/7 weight management support by trained weight loss coaches and online weight management tools free of charge. In 2009 Nutrisystem was selected as the #1 overall online retailer in the Food and Drug category and #46 out of the top 500 online retailers overall by Internet Retailer Magazine. For more information or to become a customer visit http://www.nutrisystem.com or call 1-877-681-THIN (8446).

(1) King, Peter. (2009) Judging Diet Haute Cuisine Just for the Taste of It. The Wall Street Journal, volume 253 (issue 141), page D2. July 7, 2009

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