In a strategic move, Season Health, a company active in the food-as-medicine sector, has acquired clinical assets from Wellory, a leading network of registered dietitians in the U.S.. This acquisition marks a significant expansion for Season Health, enhancing its ability to offer personalized nutrition care and broadening its insurance coverage.
Since its founding in 2019 by Emily Hochman and Jeni Fahy, Wellory has focused on unlocking access to quality nutrition care services in the U.S. In the four years since, Wellory’s network of registered dietitians has provided evidence-based nutrition care for thousands of Americans across all 50 states, supporting both chronic condition management and general wellness via digital nutrition solutions. The Wellory provider network is composed of registered dietitians, who together offer 25 clinical specialties, provide support in over 15 languages, and have an average of more than ten years of clinical experience.
Wellory CEO and Co-founder Emily Hochman shared: “Our mission since Day One has been to make nutrition care accessible for all – to integrate nutrition services as an essential part of a patient’s health journey. Season’s dedication to a food-as-medicine platform and its commitment to enabling people with chronic conditions to eat well and live well is aligned with our vision for the future of nutrition in healthcare. We’re excited that Wellory will help accelerate Season’s nutrition offering to support more people in need.”
Founded in 2020, Food-as-Medicine Platform Season has been backed by investors including Andreessen Horowitz, LRVHealth, and 8VC. Wellory’s extensive nutrition provider network will expand Season’s outcomes-driven clinical nutrition practice and allow Season to continue scaling its platform, which includes affordable medically-tailored meals and groceries, culturally-relevant recipes, nutrition education, and an integrated benefits bank.
This strategic move enables Season to meet demand as it partners with employers, health plans and providers, addressing the urgent issue of chronic disease in the United States. This broadened provider network will be powered by Season’s technology platform that translates clinical guidance into healthy, often subsidized food options that integrate with payer benefits. Season is now positioned to provide more patients with conditions including diabetes, chronic kidney disease, obesity, and high-risk pregnancy with evidence-based clinical programs that have been proven to drive improved health outcomes and lower total cost of care.
“The integration of Wellory allows us to scale our provider network and insurance coverage, which in turn makes clinical nutrition care more accessible for patients nationwide,” commented Season CEO and Co-founder Josh Hix. “Season’s approach to food-as-medicine is proven to drive improved health outcomes across a wide array of chronic diseases by creating a customized approach for every member. This acquisition allows us to immediately amplify that impact.”