WASHINGTON — The newest entry to the fresh meal delivery business caters to customers with Type 2 diabetes, and it is the result of a project by MedStar Health Inc.
The service, called WellRooted, was born out of a MedStar Health fellowship program that involved four young professionals who were challenged to come up with solutions for improving the lives of people living with Type 2 diabetes. As part of their Health for America fellowship, the four simulated living with diabetes, including eating appropriate meals.
“We recognized an opportunity to bridge an educational gap between clinics and kitchens, while giving people easier access to diabetes-friendly, cost-conscious meals they’ll want to enjoy with others,” said Amanda Newman, one of the four fellows.
The WellRooted service is run through meal delivery company Power Supply, with hubs in the Washington, D.C. region and California.
It offers two diabetes-friendly options through its website, wellrootedfoods.com. One is a cook-at home plan that includes recipes and ingredient delivery through Instacart. The other provides ready-to-eat meals delivered by Power Supply.
The meals contain no more than 600 calories, no more than 60 grams of carbohydrates and less than 750 milligrams of sodium. The cook at home deliveries include step-by-step recipe cards with pictures.
The cook-at-home meals cost $6 to $10 per person. The ready-to-eat prepared meals start at $13.