Kaiser Permanente of Georgia and Good Measure Meals Partner to Provide Access to Quality Nutrition & Promote Healthier Food Choices
ATLANTA – (January 10, 2016): In keeping with their mission to help communities thrive, several Kaiser Permanente medical offices in metro Atlanta will soon provide access to fresh, health-promoting meals through Good Measure MealsTM (GMM), a social enterprise of nonprofit nutrition agency, Open Hand Atlanta.
In addition, Kaiser Permanente employees and the community at large will benefit from access to these gourmet quality, portion- and calorie-controlled meal plans to help them achieve weight loss, manage chronic health conditions such as diabetes or hypertension, or simply eat in a healthy way without the investment of time typically involved in planning, shopping for, and preparing healthy meals at home. An added benefit – 100% of the net proceeds from GMM meal plan sales go directly to support Open Hand’s community nutrition programs provided at no charge to underserved individuals who would otherwise go without.
With seasonally-inspired menus designed by an experienced team of GMM registered dietitians and chefs, GMM meal plans are nutritionally balanced and meet or exceed nutritional standards set by the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
GMM provides a simple and convenient online ordering platform, giving customers the flexibility to choose plans with 1, 2 or 3 meal(s) per day and a variety of calorie levels. Meals are delivered every Monday and Thursday to over 90 pick-up locations throughout metro Atlanta, now including several Kaiser Permanente medical offices.
“We believe that food is medicine, and eating a balanced diet combined with physical activity can prevent and even reverse chronic medical conditions that negatively impact the quality of life of so many Georgians,” said Mary Wilson, MD, executive medical director of Kaiser Permanente of Georgia. “As a nonprofit health care organization, our mission is to improve the health of the communities we serve. By partnering with Good Measure Meals, we can provide access to affordable, healthy meals not only to our members, but to anyone who finds our medical offices a convenient pick-up location.”
“We share Kaiser Permanente’s goal to help build a healthier community and are proud to work together to ensure their members, employees and many others in metro Atlanta can benefit from our delicious and health-promoting cuisine,” said Jess White, GMM Senior Vice President.
The following Kaiser Permanente clinics will be the first to feature Good Measure Meals starting mid- January 2016, with other locations to follow later in the year:
– Kaiser Permanente Cascade Medical Center at 1175 Cascade Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30311
– Kaiser Permanente West Cobb Medical Center at 3640 Tramore Pointe Parkway, Austell, GA 30106
– Kaiser Permanente Glenlake Comprehensive Specialty Center at 20 Glenlake Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30328
About Kaiser Permanente of Georgia:
Kaiser Permanente is Georgia’s largest not-for-profit health plan. Its mission is to provide high quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of its members and the communities it serves. Kaiser Permanente serves nearly 265,000 members in a 28-county service area in metro Atlanta with care focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists, and team of heath care providers. Expert and caring medical teams are supported by industry-leading technology and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the art delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Nationally, Kaiser Permanente is recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers, serving approximately 10 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit share.kp.org.
About Good Measure MealsTM and Open Hand Atlanta:
Good Measure Meals™ is a social enterprise of Open Hand Atlanta, Inc., a nationally recognized nonprofit nutrition agency. Good Measure Meals™ offers healthy meal plans and nutrition education/coaching to its customers, with 100% of the net proceeds going to help support Open Hand Atlanta’s community nutrition programs. Open Hand Atlanta’s mission is to help people prevent or better manage chronic disease through tailored nutrition interventions, which include a wide variety of health-promoting meal plans as well as nutrition counseling and coaching delivered by an experienced team of registered dietitians. With the help of 8,000+ annual volunteers, the agency prepares, packages and delivers over 5,000 meals per day in 19 metro-Atlanta counties, making it one of the largest community-based nutrition agencies in the country.
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