Jenny Craig Kicks Off Summer in the Big Apple With "Jenny's Party in the Plaza"

Celebrity Clients Valerie Bertinelli, Sara Rue, Nicole Sullivan and Ross Mathews showed attendees how to get fit and eat healthy for summer

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NEW YORK, June 14, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- Jenny Craig, Inc., one of the nation's leading authorities on weight management, took over Josie Robertson Plaza at the Lincoln Center today to kick off the summer season with "Jenny's Party in the Plaza." The free outdoor cookout was open to the public, and focused on health and wellness and how to enjoy the summer season while staying in shape.

Television stars and Jenny Craig spokespeople Valerie Bertinelli, Sara Rue, Nicole Sullivan and Ross Mathews were key players at the event and joined in on all of the festivities. Talented and talkative TV personality Ross Mathews MC'ed a head-to-head Recipe Challenge with Valerie, Sara and Nicole, who competed against each other to create healthy and creative summer recipes of their own. Attendees got to taste each of the creations, and then enthusiastically voted, by way of cheer and applause, on which celebrity-presented recipe they liked best. Valerie ultimately won the best dish with her Chipotle Cheeseburgers, and was awarded a bedazzled chef hat as a prize for her innovative healthy cooking skills. "Wow, thank you! But really, I think we all deserve this prize," said Valerie as she hugged Nicole and Sara in close.

"Summer is a fun time to enjoy the warm weather with friends and loved ones – but with BBQs and pool parties around every corner, it can also prove to be a difficult season to keep your weight under control," said Dana Fiser, Head of North America, Jenny Craig, Inc. "We wanted to throw this 'Party in the Plaza' to not only celebrate the start of summer, but to teach people that it is possible to have fun, eat tasty cookout food, and still stay the course! It's all about portion control and getting out there and being active."

All food at "Jenny's Party in the Plaza" featured Jenny Craig Cuisine coupled with Jenny's Volumetrics® approach to eating, which encourages clients to fill their plates with fruits and vegetables to feel more satisfied while keeping their calorie intake under control. Attendees mixed and mingled around the plaza, learning fitness tips, getting their BMI measured, and picking up healthy eating tricks from Jenny Craig Consultants. They visited Jenny's farmer's market and filled their bags with free fresh fruit and produce, and left the feeling confident going into the summer with a bevy of Jenny-friendly snacks and recipes on hand.

Jenny Craig was rated the best diet last month by a prestigious consumer publication. All information can be found at www.thetopdiet.com.

About Jenny Craig

Jenny Craig offers a comprehensive Food-Body-Mind program designed to help clients manage their weight by creating a healthy relationship with food, building an active lifestyle and developing a balanced approach to living.

With its tailored YourStyle® program, Jenny Craig is committed to a personalized approach to weight loss by offering each client a one-on-one weekly consultation and a customized weight management plan designed to optimize individual success. With more than 80 delicious Jenny's Cuisine™ menu items, Jenny Craig's program is available in-centre and our at-home program, Jenny Craig At Home.

Jenny Craig, Inc., based in Carlsbad, CA, is one of the world's largest weight management companies, with more than 700 company-owned and franchised Centres in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Puerto Rico.

SOURCE Jenny Craig, Inc.

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