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MyFitnessPal and Compass Serve Up Nutritional Solutions

Tracking daily nutritional intake, even during a busy work week or catered event, is now simpler due to a strategic partnership announced today between MyFitnessPal and Compass Group North America. Compass Group, the leader in foodservice management and support services, has partnered with MyFitnessPal, the leading free resource helping people improve their health, in order to integrate Compass Group’s catalog of over 7,500 menu items with MyFitnessPal’s existing database of over two million foods, making accurately tracking calories and nutrients easier than ever before.

“MyFitnessPal is dedicated to making healthy lifestyle changes easy and accessible for anyone, anywhere,” said Albert Lee, co-founder of MyFitnessPal. “Our exciting partnership with Compass Group provides another seamless food-tracking option for our users who enjoy food at any of their more than 15,000 foodservice locations.”

Compass Group provides culinary solutions for millions of customers across the country, supplying recipes to vending locations, restaurants, corporate cafes, sporting events, school lunches, and a variety of catered events. As a result of the food database integration, patrons at any of Compass Group’s foodservice locations will be able to access accurate nutritional information effortlessly, via the widely acclaimed MyFitnessPal app or website, when dining away from home or trying a new dish.

“At Compass Group, our goal is to continually provide innovative solutions to support our 180,000 associates and the customers they support across North America,” said Deanne Brandstetter, MBA, RD, CDN, Vice President, Nutrition and Wellness for Compass Group. “Joining forces with MyFitnessPal’s valued nutrition service allows us to raise the level of service and show our customers we are invested in their health and wellness.”

As the leading resource for health and fitness tracking, MyFitnessPal is consistently rated as the consumer-preferred program for tracking daily food intake and physical activity. Research shows that regular tracking of caloric input and output is one of the most effective tools for weight management. MyFitnessPal puts this healthy practice at users’ fingertips for convenient and comprehensive tracking.

The partnership is part of Compass Group’s core value of making a positive contribution to the health and wellbeing of its customers and the communities in which they live.

About Compass Group North America

Based in Charlotte NC, Compass Group North America is the leading foodservice management and support services company with $12 billion USD in revenues in 2012. With over 500,000 associates worldwide, its parent company, UK-based Compass Group PLC had revenues of £16.9 billion in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012.

About MyFitnessPal

MyFitnessPal makes good health attainable and sustainable for everyone. Powered by more than 30 million people, MyFitnessPal is the leading free resource to take charge of daily health. Partnering with top brands—including Fitbit, BodyMedia, runtastic and Endomondo—and featuring a database over 2 million foods, MyFitnessPal provides real-time nutrition and fitness tracking, insights and community support. MyFitnessPal’s free and easy to use technology works seamlessly across Android, iOS, Blackberry, Kindle and Windows apps, in addition to the web. MyFitnessPal is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif. For more information, visit http://www.myfitnesspal.com/.

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