Nutrisystem has just launched #NowBelieveIt, a social empowerment campaign highlighting the positive power compliments play in the lives of women and young girls.

Nutrisystem has also partnered with Girl Talk (MyGirlTalk.org), an international non-profit peer-to-peer mentoring program focused on helping teens build self-esteem, develop leadership skills and recognize the value of community service. Through a $25,000 donation, Nutrisystem is supporting the organization’s annual girls leadership summit and scholarship program activities throughout the year.

The power of a simple compliment is under-appreciated.

According to an online survey conducted by Harris Poll within the United States on behalf of Nutrisystem, statistics on compliments are intriguing: 
  • 94% of women remember the last time they gave someone a compliment
  • 83% of women remember the last time they received a compliment
  • 38% of women say it is difficult for them to accept compliments
Compliments are being given but not accepted, ultimately begging the question – why are women so hard on themselves?

The dynamic starts early and is long-lasting. 
  • A girl's confidence level starts to plummet as early as 9-years old? The dynamic starts early and is long-lasting. 
  • As many as 70% of teens feel they don’t measure up in some way, and an incredible 80% of 10-year-olds are afraid of being fat.
  • By high school, just 29% of girls said they feel “happy the way I am
I have a ten year old daughter and know that so sadly this is true.  Please join me in this movement.  #NowBelieveIt