Medifast, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the production, distribution, and sale of weight management and disease management products, and other consumable health and diet products in the United States. The company’s product lines include weight and disease management, meal replacement, and vitamins. It also operates weight control centers that offer Medifast programs for weight loss and maintenance, customized patient counseling, and Inbody composition analysis. The company markets its products under the Medifast and Essential brand names, including shakes, appetite suppression shakes, diabetics shakes, joint health shakes, calorie burn drinks, calorie burn flavor infusers, antioxidant shakes, antioxidant flavor infusers, bars, crunch bars, blends, soups, chili, oatmeal, pudding, eggs, softbakes, hot cocoa, cappuccino, chai latte, iced teas, fruit drinks, pretzels, puffs, brownie, pancakes, soy crisps, crackers, Omega 3, and digestive and sleep health products. Medifast, Inc. sells its products through various channels of distribution comprising the Internet, call center, independent health advisors, medical professionals, weight loss clinics, and direct consumer marketing supported through the phone and Internet; Take Shape for Life, a physician led network of independent health coaches; and weight control centers. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Owings Mills, Maryland.