OPTAVIA® Featured in PEOPLE's Annual Half Their Size Issue

OPTAVIA Coach, Melody Perdue, Celebrates Health, Attributes Success to Community Support and Holistic Lifestyle Change

BALTIMORE, Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Medifast, a leading manufacturer and distributor of clinically proven, healthy living products and programs, announced its lifestyle brand, OPTAVIA, has been highlighted in the coveted PEOPLE Half Their Size issue. Earlier this month, OPTAVIA Coach, Melody Perdue, shared her inspiring story with readers and viewers alike in PEOPLE, PEOPLETV, Good Morning America, Inside Edition and HLN.

Perdue is one of six inspiring women recognized in the magazine for prioritizing health and losing half their size. She credits OPTAVIA - her Coach, Community, and scientifically-proven program - which taught her the importance of creating healthy habits and positive lifestyle changes.

"PEOPLE's Half Their Size issue celebrates individuals who have taken control of their health," said Dan Chard, CEO of Medifast. "We are proud of Melody, whose story of transformation will be an inspiration for many looking to begin their own journey."

Perdue's story was included in the January 15th issue of PEOPLE. To read full article on PEOPLE.com, click here.

For more information on OPTAVIA, visit www.OPTAVIA.com.

About Medifast®:

Medifast (NYSE: MED) is a leading manufacturer and distributor of clinically proven healthy living products and programs. It was founded in 1980 and is the brand recommended by more than 20,000 Doctors. In 2016, the company announced OPTAVIA®, an exclusive brand and product line sold through its community of independent Coaches who offer support and guidance to their Clients. In partnership with OPTAVIA Coaches, franchise partners, and its Scientific Advisory Board, Medifast offers comprehensive wellness products and programs that focus on creating sustainable change by helping people learn to incorporate healthy habits into their lives. Medifast is traded on the New York Stock exchange and was named to Forbes' 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America List in 2016 and 2017. For more information, visit www.MedifastNow.com or www.OPTAVIA.com.

SOURCE Medifast, Inc.

For further information: Jessica Oring, Medifast, Inc., Email: Jessica.Oring@choosemedifast.com, Telephone: (443) 379-5269


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