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Vitabot Online Nutrition Redefines Corporate Wellness
Date:2/4/2010

With a seemingly endless health care debate raging on Capital Hill, the staff of Vitabot is doing their part to ensure a healthier tomorrow.

(PRWEB) February 4, 2010 -- In the midst of the worst recession in recent history, many companies are faced with economic uncertainty and struggling just to keep afloat. Don't tell that to the staff at Vitabot. By embracing a strong corporate culture centered on employee wellness, Vitabot has become a rare success story in these tumultuous times.

Since Vitabot's inception in 2003, health and wellness has been the company's primary focus, both in preach and practice. The path that lead Vitabot to become a national leader in online nutritional tracking and journaling has had significant impact on it's own corporate culture. In the early days of the company, before moving into their current 7,000 square foot office space in Beltsville, Maryland, Vitabot was run out of a basement near the University of Maryland in College Park.

Joseph Graves, a NASA robotics engineer, and graduate student at the UMD Space Systems Laboratory, founded the company as a spinoff of his work in NASA robotics. In the early days, the company was run by a staff of 8 out of Graves' basement. Graves' background in the space program, along with his wife's background in Kinesiology and personal training created a strong culture where employee health and fitness were considered an integral part of the success of the company. "Beyond just improving performance, I consider the well-being of our employees to be a moral responsibility", Graves said. Even in the early days in the basement office, e
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