Does the Nutrisystem diet meal plan meet USDA standards for a healthy diet?
The Nutrisystem® weight loss program meets, or in many cases exceeds, most of the recommendations set forth by the government in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Our plans provide an average of 1800-2200 mg of sodium per day, which is comfortably within the target of less than 2300 mg per day for the general population.
A critical new point to these guidelines was a more restrictive sodium limit for certain populations. In response to these new recommendations, we have made a commitment to further reduce the sodium content of our weight loss programs over the next few years. In the meantime, you can contact your Nutrisystem Nutrition and Dietary Services by calling 1-888-849-4686 to customize our current programs to meet lower sodium targets, as well as targets to support other health goals well as targets to support other health goals.