Healthy meal company meets high demand for 'culinary medicine' in Northeast

Healthy Meal Express offers delicious, ready-to-eat meals backed by medical research to support the nutritional needs of people with diabetes, obesity, and other chronic health conditions
By: Healthy Meal Express
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Mandarin Orange Ginger Chicken Meal
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PRINCETON, N.J. - April 20, 2021 - PRLog -- More than one in 10 Americans live with diabetes, with an additional 88 million adults experiencing prediabetes.*

One food startup is hoping to combat the diabetes epidemic by introducing Culinary MedicineTM cuisine. After launching America's first customized, heart-healthy meal delivery service in the Northeast region, Healthy Meal Express (HME) immediately sold out of their healthy meals.

HME helps people with chronic disease take control of their health by better managing A1C levels, blood pressure, and weight loss.

The meal delivery startup was met with high demand due to their offering of time-saving meals created to support healthy lifestyles. Their goal is to balance flavor with nutrition by offering delicious, ready-to-eat meals to people with chronic health conditions like diabetes, heart disease, obesity, dementia who follow recommended nutrition guidelines.

HME was founded by Joe Martinez, RPh, PDE, CMS, a culinary medicine specialist, registered pharmacist, and diabetes educator. The company is led by Martinez along with executive chef and senior culinary officer Richard Sloan, who has extensive experience in the culinary arts, food service, and geriatric nutrition.

Martinez's vision is to help people easily follow the nutritional advice of their doctor, nutritionist, or trainer through a culinary medicine meal delivery service.

"Our meals are created using scientific and culinary medicine principals," Martinez said. "We want our customers to relax and enjoy delicious food prepared just for them knowing that each freshly-prepared meal will help them optimize their health."

All HME meals are prepared fresh by experienced chefs and culinary medicine specialists using high quality ingredients. Meals stay fresh and flavorful using the same vacuum-pack, film-seal technology used by astronauts in space. There is a five-item minimum to order, with free shipping on orders of 10 meals or more.

For people with chronic disease, the cost of HME meals may qualify for coverage by many private medical insurance plans and Medicare. In addition, medical insurance now covers healthy meals for people during transition of care/hospital discharge. No subscription required to place an order.

The company's initial service areas include Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont, with plans to expand nationwide in the near future.

For a limited time, new customers can subscribe to the HME newsletter to receive a 25 percent discount off their first order.

Learn more about Healthy Meal Express at Follow the company on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @healthymealexpress.



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