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Weight Watchers Launches Second Annual Lose For Good(TM) Campaign
Date:8/31/2009

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According to the National Health & Nutrition Examination Survey, 66% of U.S. adults are either overweight or obese. In juxtaposition to the obesity epidemic, 36.2 million people in the United States - and more than a billion people worldwide - do not have nutritionally adequate and safe foods available to them (Source: USDA 2007 report, UNFAO 2009 press release). Everyday, Weight Watchers helps people lose weight in a sustainable way by helping them adopt a healthier lifestyle and a healthier relationship with food and activity.

"There is no reason that we should live in a world where children go to bed hungry and a child dies every six seconds from causes related to malnutrition (Source: United Nations)," says David Kirchhoff, President and CEO, Weight Watchers International, Inc. "I am proud that our company and our members have embraced Lose For Good and have been inspired and motivated to take control of their personal health goals, while at the same time, contributing to the well-being of those in their community and around the world."

This year, to keep up motivation, there will be Lose For Good campaign-related activities and challenges happening throughout the Weight Watchers Web site and in Meeting rooms all over the country. Those interested in increasing the good can support Share Our Strength and Action Against Hunger by donating directly to the organizations via a link located at www.loseforgood.com. On a local level, Members are encouraged to bring canned and packaged food to meetings which will then be donated to a local food bank in their area. During last year's inaugural Lose For Good campaign, 1.5 million pounds of food was collected and donated to food banks serving people in need. '/>"/>

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