BALTIMORE, Aug. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/
-- Medifast (NYSE: MED), the global company behind one of
the fastest-growing health and wellness communities,
OPTAVIA®, held its annual OPTAVIA
Convention last week from July 29–Aug. 1 in a new hybrid format.
With an in-person experience held at the Georgia World Congress
Center in Atlanta and a livestream
component for attendees who chose to participate from home, the
global event saw more than 15,000 registrants.
Attendees experienced valuable Coach-led educational sessions,
panel discussions and company updates along with celebrations of
their success in transforming lives around the world. This year's
event also placed an increased focus on community engagement and
team-building following the 2020 event, when the company pivoted to
an entirely virtual format due to the pandemic. The four-day
celebration this year began with an OPTAVIA Block Party –
complete with food trucks serving Lean & Green meals, fireworks
and live music.
"The 2021 convention was a highly anticipated reunion for our
independent Coaches and Community," said Dan Chard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
of Medifast. "As OPTAVIA's footprint grows worldwide, we
continue to emphasize the power of support and connection. After a
year fraught with uncertainty and social isolation, we were
thrilled to have this moment in time to celebrate our collective
victories together and envision how we can impact even more lives
in the future."
As part of 2021 convention registration and onsite donation
opportunities, the OPTAVIA Community gave back through the
company's philanthropic initiative, Healthy Habits For All®. This
Coach-led fundraising initiative raised over $100,000 for worthy nonprofits and advanced the
company's mission of providing children with education and access
to resources that support healthy habits. To date, alongside its
OPTAVIA Community, the company has funded up to 8 million
nutritious meals for children facing hunger.
Follow Medifast and OPTAVIA on social media for a look
back at convention activity and future company updates.
MED) is the global company behind one of the fastest-growing health
and wellness communities, OPTAVIA®, which
offers scientifically developed products, clinically proven plans
and the support of Coaches and a Community to help Clients
achieve Lifelong Transformation, One Healthy Habit at a
Time®. Based on more than 40 years of experience,
Medifast has redefined direct selling by combining the best aspects
of the model. Its community of independent OPTAVIA
Coaches has impacted 2 million lives and teaches Clients how to
develop holistic healthy habits through the proprietary Habits of
Health® Transformational System. Medifast is traded
on the New York Stock Exchange and ranked second
on FORTUNE's 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list in 2020.
The company was also named to Forbes' 100 Most Trustworthy
Companies in America list in 2017. For more information,
visit MedifastInc.com or OPTAVIA.com and
follow @Medifast on Twitter.
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