SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sun Basket today announced they are the first meal kit delivery service to offer three meal plans — Vegan, Vegetarian, and Pescatarian —that align with the American Cancer Society's nutrition guidelines. This, along with Sun Basket's partnership with the American Diabetes Association® on its Diabetes-Friendly meal plan, and the select recipes that are Heart-Check certified by the American Heart Association®, highlights Sun Basket as an industry leader in the highly important movement to promote lifestyle changes by focusing on diet and nutrition as part of an overall approach to health and wellness.
The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 18 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the US are related to excess body weight, physical inactivity, alcohol consumption, and poor nutrition, and are potentially preventable through lifestyle changes*. The ACS recommends a diet high in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean proteins, and low in red and processed meat to help reduce the risk of cancer. Sun Basket's plant-forward Pescatarian, Vegan, and Vegetarian plans make it easy to cook delicious meals that meet these criteria without sacrificing great taste.
"My father has been a cancer researcher at NIH for the past 40 years. He always impressed upon me the importance of healthy eating as a factor that can reduce the incidence of major disease states including cancer," said Adam Zbar, CEO and Co-Founder of Sun Basket. "We're excited to offer delicious products that can help people eat a healthier diet that aligns with the American Cancer Society's recommendations."
"It is proven that people can reduce their risk of cancer by making healthy choices like eating right, staying active and not smoking," said Sharon Byers, Chief Development and Marketing Officer for the American Cancer Society. "With the help of organizations like Sun Basket, we will continue to lead the fight for a world without cancer."
This is the latest of Sun Basket's health-oriented innovations. Within its calorie-restricted Lean & Clean meal plan, Sun Basket already offers weekly Heart-Check certified recipes, which meet the American Heart Association®'s strict guidelines for a heart-healthy meal. Sun Basket also recently launched a Diabetes-Friendly meal plan, featuring delicious recipes that meet the American Diabetes Association®'s nutritional guidelines.
Created by Executive Chef Justine Kelly, the former Head Chef at the Slanted Door, a James Beard Award-winning restaurant, Sun Basket's Vegetarian, Vegan, and Pescatarian plans offer nutritionally balanced meals and globally inspired flavors, made with organic produce and clean ingredients, all delivered in low-impact packaging. These healthy meal plans include a wide range of recipes such as:
As always, customers can build their own menus from the full selection of 18 weekly recipes. To see more about Sun Basket's Vegan, Vegetarian, and Pescatarian meal plans, visit https://try.sunbasket.com/plant-lovers.
About Sun Basket
Founded in San Francisco in 2014 by Webby-winner Adam Zbar and Chef Justine Kelly, the former Head Chef at the Slanted Door, a James Beard Award-winning restaurant, Sun Basket is an innovative healthy cooking service, which delivers the best pre-measured, organic produce and clean ingredients and easy-to-cook, delicious recipes weekly to your door. Sun Basket saves busy people the time of planning and shopping so they can focus on the fun part of cooking and enjoying the meal. Personalized for your lifestyle and diet, Sun Basket provides a seasonally inspired Chef's Basket, along with Paleo, Lean & Clean, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Mediterranean, DIabetes-Friendly, and Quick & Easy meal options. Based in San Francisco, Sun Basket is backed by top-tier venture capitalists. Don Barnett, Co-Founder of organicgirl produce is COO. For more information, please visit https://sunbasket.com or find the brand on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter.
The American Cancer recommends a diet that is high in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean proteins, and low in red and processed meat to help reduce to the risk of cancer. Learn more at: www.cancer.org/healthy/eat-healthy-get-active.html. The American Cancer Society does not endorse any products or services.
*ACS: "Cancer Facts and Figures 2018" (https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/cancer-org/research/cancer-facts-and-statistics/annual-cancer-facts-and-figures/2018/cancer-facts-and-figures-2018.pdf)
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