Pathway Genomics Corporation, a San Diego-based genetic testing laboratory, has partnered with the California Schools Voluntary Employee Benefits Association (VEBA) with the goal to improve the weight management of California school employees. The alignment was triggered by a successful study, conducted in partnership with VEBA, Pathway Genomics Corporation and Healthy Adventures Foundation, which evaluated the weight loss results of 179 overweight California school employees and demonstrated significant results. Through VEBA, the Pathway Fit® nutrigenetic test is now available to more than 50,000 teachers, other employees and their dependents within the California school system.

Through VEBA, the Pathway Fit® nutrigenetic test is now available to more than 50,000 teachers, other employees and their dependents within the California school system.

“We’re proud to offer Pathway Fit to those who provide the educational foundation to the state of California,” said Michael Nova, M.D., Pathway Genomics’ chief medical officer. “It’s our mission to provide people with powerful and actionable information that has the capability to be a catalyst for behavioral change.”

The genetic test is available to all adult VEBA members, of which approximately 40,000 have weight problems and could benefit from the test.

The genetic test is available to all adult VEBA members, of which approximately 40,000 have weight problems and could benefit from the test.

“Offering a genomics-based weight control program is just one example of VEBA’s innovative pilot health programs designed to help members get healthy,” said George McGregor, VEBA’s general manager. “Not only does this improve employee health and productivity, but it helps make health care more affordable for VEBA districts in the long run.”

“Not only does this improve employee health and productivity, but it helps make health care more affordable for VEBA districts in the long run.” — George McGregor, General Manager, California Schools VEBA

About Pathway Fit®
Pathway Fit analyzes genes associated with food metabolism and exercise response, and it provides actionable recommendations that may help people optimize their health by tailoring their diet and exercise plans to their genetics. It is the most comprehensive genetic test of its kind in the world.

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