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Medifast Adds Pretzel and Puffs to Meal Replacement Line
Date:7/21/2009

OWINGS MILLS, Md., July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading portion-controlled weight-loss program, today announced the launch of Honey Mustard Pretzel Sticks and Cinnamon Pretzel Sticks and Chili Nacho Cheese Puffs and Parmesan Cheese Puffs. The new pretzel sticks and cheese puffs add to the convenience and on-the-go ease of the Medifast 5 & 1 Plan, while also maintaining the nutritional value of Medifast Meals. The pretzel sticks and cheese puffs are available at http://www.choosemedifast.com/.

"Our new pretzel sticks and cheese puffs satisfy both the savory and crunchy cravings many experience while on a weight-loss program," said Lisa M. Davis, Ph.D., PA-C, C.N.S., L.D.N., Vice President of Research and Development, Medifast, Inc. "These new Medifast Meals provide a high level of satiety, allowing clients to feel full longer. The meals also provide a huge convenience factor in that they require no preparation and are portable. These factors increase the likelihood of weight-loss success by enabling clients with busy schedules to better adhere to a portion-controlled meal replacement program."

The pretzel sticks and cheese puffs are completely interchangeable with other Medifast Meals in the popular Medifast 5 & 1 Plan. The Medifast 5 & 1 Plan allows clients to eat five Medifast Meals and one Lean & Green Meal, consisting of lean protein and non-starchy vegetables, each day.

Medifast's new pretzel sticks and cheese puffs are complete, fully fortified Medifast Meals, providing the right balance of fiber and high-quality protein, plus the daily requirement of 24 vitamins and minerals. The pretzel sticks and cheese puffs are easily transported and ideal for healthy dieters on the go with zero preparation time.

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About Medifast:

Medifast (NYSE: MED) is the leading easy-to-use, clinically proven, portion-controlled weight-loss program. Medifast has been recommended by over 20,000 doctors and used by over one million customers since 1980. It is committed to enriching lives by providing innovative choices for lasting health. Medifast programs have been proven effective through studies by major university teaching hospitals. The company sells its products and programs via four unique distribution channels: 1) the web and national call centers, 2) the Take Shape For Life personal coaching division, 3) a national network of physicians, and 4) medically supervised Medifast Weight Control Centers. Medifast was founded in 1980 and is located in Owings Mills, Maryland. For more information, log onto http://www.choosemedifast.com.

Please Note: This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements generally can be identified by use of phrases or terminology such as "intend" or other similar words or the negative of such terminology. Similarly, descriptions of Medifast's objectives, strategies, plans, goals or targets contained herein are also considered forward-looking statements. Medifast believes this release should be read in conjunction with all of its filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and cautions its readers that these forward-looking statements are subject to certain events, risks, uncertainties, and other factors. Some of these factors include, among others, Medifast's inability to attract and retain independent Associates and Members, stability in the pricing of print, TV and Direct Mail marketing initiatives affecting the cost to acquire customers, increases in competition, litigation, regulatory changes, and its planned growth into new domestic and international markets and new channels of distribution. Although Medifast believes that the expectations, statements, and assumptions reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cautions readers to always consider all of the risk factors and any other cautionary statements carefully in evaluating each forward-looking statement in this release, as well as those set forth in its latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, and other filings filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including its current reports on Form 8-K. All of the forward-looking statements contained herein speak only as of the date of this release.


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