Season Health, the leading integrated food-as-medicine platform, today announced the completion of a strategic acquisition of clinical assets from Wellory, one of the nation’s largest networks of registered dietitians providing medical nutrition therapy to patients nationwide. This accelerates Season’s growth by significantly expanding its network of providers and its ability to offer comprehensive, personalized nutrition care to more patients, including those seeking in-network benefits.
Since its founding in 2019 by Emily Hochman and Jeni Fahy, Wellory has focused on unlocking access to quality dining services across the country. In the four years since, Wellory’s network of registered dietitians has provided evidence-based nutrition care to thousands of Americans in all 50 states, supporting both chronic disease management and overall health through digital nutrition solutions. Wellory’s provider network consists of registered dietitians who collectively offer 25 clinical specialties, provide support in over 15 languages, and have an average of more than ten years of clinical experience.
CEO and co-founder of Wellory, Emily Hochmann said, “Our mission from day one has been to make nutrition care accessible to all – to integrate nutrition services as an essential part of the patient’s journey to health. Season’s commitment to a food-as-medicine platform and its commitment to empowering people with chronic conditions to eat well and live well aligns with our vision for the future of nutrition in healthcare. We are thrilled that Wellory will help accelerate Season’s meal offering to help more people in need.”
Founded in 2020, Season is the leading food-as-medicine platform backed by investors including Andreessen Horowitz, LRVHealth and 8VC. Wellory’s extensive network of nutrition providers will expand Season’s results-driven clinical nutrition practice and enable Season to continue to rapidly scale its platform, which includes affordable medical meals and groceries, culturally appropriate recipes, nutrition education and integrated benefit bank.
This strategic move allows Season to meet demand as it partners with employers, health plans and providers addressing the pressing issue of chronic disease in the United States. This expanded provider network will be powered by Season’s technology platform, which translates clinical guidelines into healthy, often subsidized food options that integrate with payer benefits. Season is now positioned to provide more patients with conditions including diabetes, chronic kidney disease, obesity and high-risk pregnancy with evidence-based clinical programs proven to lead to improved health outcomes and lower overall costs cares.
“Integrating Wellory allows us to scale our provider network and insurance coverage, which in turn makes clinical nutrition care more accessible to patients across the country,” said Season CEO and co-founder Josh Hicks. “Season’s food-as-medicine approach has been proven to lead to improved health outcomes across a wide range of chronic conditions by creating a personalized approach for each member. This acquisition allows us to immediately amplify that impact.”
Season members currently connect with Registered Dietitians an average of three to four times per month, both through messaging and virtual visits. This personalized, data-driven approach is felt downstream with proven clinical results. In a recently validated report focusing on Season’s diabetes program, Season’s personalized clinical nutrition care was shown to lead to improved health outcomes: members with diabetes who had HbA1c levels at or above 9 points lowered their levels by an average of 1.8 points in 90 days when engaged with season’s registered dietitians and associated clinical program.
About seasonal health
Season Health is the only integrated food-as-medicine platform that drives population engagement, health outcomes, and reductions in total cost of care for individuals, health plans, and employers. By combining evidence-based clinical care with access to affordable medical meals and groceries, Season empowers individuals and their families to make informed, sustainable choices, measurably improving both health outcomes and quality of life. Learn more at seasonhealth.com
Wellory is the leading nutrition care platform connecting patients with registered dietitians covered by health insurance. With a support network of over 120 million Americans, Wellory makes it easy for patients to connect with a personal nutritionist, unlocking access to quality nutritional care for those with diet-related illnesses. Wellory is a recognized organization working in collaboration with the White House National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition and Health.
Originally announced on November 28, 2023
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