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The Full Yield, Inc. Launches Breakthrough Collaboration to Put Food Back at the Heart of Healthcare
Date:2/8/2010

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  • Exercise:  Individual and team-based programs and pedometers help participants engage in walking or other purposeful physical activity equivalent to 10,000 steps per day.
  • Tools for Healthier Living: Program participants have access to a differentiated online suite of interactive tools, including the behavioral and biometric tracking applications, social networking to facilitate and supporting behavioral change, educational and cooking videos, and a database of recipes, menu plans, and meal plans that meet the company's nutrition criteria and food prescription.

  • "Harvard Pilgrim is very proud to be breaking new ground in our partnership with our employers and The Full Yield," said Judith Frampton, RN, Vice President of Medical Management at Harvard Pilgrim.  "As our country grapples with critical issues like the cost of care and access to services, we must remember that 75% of employers' health care costs are the result of lifestyle-driven disorders.  The evidence is clear: the single most important way we can improve our health is to improve the way we eat."  In addition to offering the program to their own employees, Harvard Pilgrim insured employers, including John Hancock, The City of Boston, Draper Laboratory, and Abt Associates, as well as Roche Bros., are some of the companies offering the Full Yield Program to their employees.

    As part of the Boston launch, a clinical trial will be conducted using confidential, detailed analyses of the biometric, health status and healthcare utilization data for the initial program population. The trial will be conducted using a matched control group with no exposure to either the wellness or the in-store programs. The
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