When Did Jenny Craig Start Her Business?


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In 1983, Jenny Craig founded the weight-loss company Jenny Craig, Inc., in Melbourne, Australia. The program is subscription-based and provides support and portioned meals to members, which allows members to control their caloric intake and lose weight effectively.

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According to BusinessWeek.com, the journey to building the Jenny Craig, Inc. empire began when Craig realized that she was 45 pounds overweight after the birth of her child. After joining a gym and shedding the excess weight, Jenny Craig realized that there were others that needed assistance in losing weight. After managing and owning several fitness clubs, Jenny Craig and her husband established Jenny Craig, Inc.

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