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How Much Does Jenny Craig Cost?

By Stephanie E - Jenny Craig Reviewed by Briana Rodriquez, R.D. Expert Reviewed

You’re ready to start your weight loss journey (*virtual high-five!*), but there’s one important thing you want to know: How much does Jenny Craig cost? You want to ensure you pick the best weight loss plan that will deliver results and fit your budget — we get it! Read on to find out the average cost per day, the different membership options, and the unique features that set Jenny Craig apart from other weight loss programs. Let’s get started!

How much does Jenny Craig cost?

While Jenny Craig’s food costs vary by country, the average cost for an entire day's worth of food in the U.S. is under $25. In Canada, prices range from $21-$27 a day. This cost includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks. Jenny Craig prices range from $2.99 to $8.29 per meal — significantly less than the average check per person at 22 major fast-food chains.1


Our entrées are flash-frozen to lock in exceptional flavor and nutrients. We do all the hard work for you — there’s no prepping or cooking needed! Plus, Jenny Craig menus are designed by nutrition professionals to ensure you’re getting the nutrients you need while supporting your health goals. 

 

It’s more than just dinner

Dining out or getting a meal kit subscription isn’t getting any cheaper. The average restaurant-delivered meal costs about $20 per serving, nearly three times more expensive than a meal kit.2 And many meal kit subscriptions only provide enough food to make 2-3 meals! 

 

5-Little-Known-Facts-JC-Food_Main-Updated-Compressed.jpgWith Jenny Craig, you get much more than just dinner. You’ll eat 6x per day and enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and two snacks — plus, you can add one snack of your own (not provided by Jenny Craig) like fresh fruit or vegetables. At under $25 a day, you’ll not only receive a considerable amount of healthy food, but you’ll also reap the benefits of a resource unique to Jenny Craig: a personal weight loss consultant. 

Feel good about eating well

Our environmentally-friendly single-serve meal containers can be recycled. And if you order online, all of our one-week food shipments are packed with biodegradable Green Cell Foam. Simply compost the corn-based packaging foam from your box or add water until the material dissolves completely.

What Jenny Craig membership plans are available?

Jenny Craig has three main membership plans to fit your lifestyle: Trial Plan (12-week membership), Premium Plan (12-month membership) and Super Premium Plan (2-year membership). Each membership plan includes Rapid Results, our most effective program yet! It’s designed with the science behind your body’s natural rhythms in mind to support effective weight loss. 


When selecting your membership plan, you can choose from two convenient options: 

Here’s an overview of Jenny Craig’s membership plans:

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Our Trial Plan is our most basic option, ideal for those who have 16 lbs. or less to lose. You’ll pay a small one-time fee to get started, typically under $20 (plus the cost of food). 


Enroll in our Trial Plan to receive:

  • A 12-week membership
  • Weekly sessions with a dedicated personal consultant, available over the phone or in-person
  • Unlimited “text-a-coach” assistance for on-the-go support
  • Easy-to-follow, personalized menu plan options 
  • Includes Rapid Results Program

Jenny Craig Premium Plans

Want unlimited support? These Premium Plan options give you unlimited sessions with your personal consultant. We recommend these programs to those with more than 16 lbs. to lose. You’ll pay a minimal enrollment fee plus the weekly cost for food, which averages around $23 a day.   


Contact us to ask about Premium Plans that include: 

  • A 12-month or 2-year membership option 
  • Unlimited access to a dedicated personal consultant – meet with them as often as you need!
  • Unlimited “text-a-coach” assistance
  • Easy-to-follow, personalized menu plan options 
  • Includes Rapid Results Program
  • Option to receive 10% off your weekly menus (Super Premium Plan Only)
  • Cash back offer available when you reach your goal and keep it off** (Super Premium Plan Only) 

What’s included in the Jenny Craig program? 

There are three key elements to each Jenny Craig program designed to help you lose weight: nutritionist-designed menus, incredible chef-crafted food, and personalized support from a weight loss consultant.


1. The menusfresh vegetables prepared by chef
Each Jenny Craig menu is created by our knowledgeable nutrition team. All menus include perfectly-portioned foods that maximize nutrients without sacrificing flavor (or counting calories!). The key is balance: you’ll enjoy fruits and vegetables, hearty carbs, satisfying proteins, and even dessert! If you’ve booked an appointment online, your consultant will recommend the best menu plan to fit your lifestyle. If you’re purchasing a plan online, you can select one of several customizable options to get delicious food packed with powerful nutrition delivered straight to your doorstep. Menu plan choices include:

  • Women’s Menu Plan
  • Men’s Menu Plan
  • Low Sugar Menu Plan
  • Meatless Menu Plan

 

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Jenny Craig meals are developed by our culinary team to create dishes you’ll love. With over 100 options, you’ll have tons of choices. Enjoy American comfort classics, flavorful Asian- and Mexican-inspired meals, and so much more. We’re also committed to the best ingredients: there are no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners in our entrées and snacks.


3. The consultants
Did you know: people who follow supportive, structured weight loss programs are more likely to lose weight and keep it off?3 Joining a Jenny Craig program provides you with access to a dedicated personal consultant who will guide you throughout your journey. With your consultant’s help, you’ll learn weight loss strategies and food education, discuss your challenges, and plan for the week ahead. 


Bonus: The Jenny Craig app
Track your meals, activity and progress with the free Jenny Craig app! Explore fun features like earning Jenny Craig Stars and get real-time help by connecting with a consultant. Download it on the App Store or on Google Play.

Download Jenny Craig App on the App Store Download Jenny Craig App on Google Play

 

 

Finding the best weight loss program for your lifestyle may seem daunting, and if cost factors into your decision, you should know all your options! Jenny Craig offers premium food products, dedicated weight loss support and easy to follow, nutritionist-backed menus to meet your needs – all to support your health at an affordable price. 


Ready to get started? Learn more about our convenient, cost-friendly weight loss options by booking an appointment with a consultant today!

 

Learn More About Jenny Craig

 

*Members on auto-delivery qualify for free shipping standard shipping to the continental U.S. (up to $29 per order) on orders that contain full planned menu bundles. We’ll charge and ship your planned menu every 1-2 weeks depending on your selection. Once placed, the first order cannot be canceled, but all subsequent orders can be canceled or modified any time before 6:00 pm PST the day before your order begins processing by calling 1800JENNYCARE. You must purchase at least four weeks of the planned menu bundles in order to qualify for free shipping, therefore if you cancel prior to that time, there is a $99 charge. No requested menu substitutions allowed. Program enrollment required. 


**To be eligible to receive Milestone Reward #1: You must purchase a 2-year All Access Premium program and achieve your initial goal weight (determined during your initial consultation). To be eligible to receive Milestone Reward #2: You must purchase a 2-year All Access Premium program and achieve your initial goal weight (determined during your initial consultation); complete 12 consecutive monthly consultations and weigh-ins at a Jenny Craig Center; and be within 5 lbs. of initial goal weight at the 12th consultation and weigh-in. Jenny Craig Anywhere clients must complete 12 monthly consultations and may self-report their weight. The final weigh-in must be verified at a Jenny Craig Center or by a health care professional. Cash back is minus taxes.

 

Sources:

[1] https://www.businessinsider.com/cost-to-eat-at-every-major-fast-food-chain-2015-9

[2] https://www.forbes.com/sites/priceonomics/2018/07/10/heres-how-much-money-do-you-save-by-cooking-at-home/#1eb3d0c235e5

[3] https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2702878

 

Stephanie Eng-Aponte

Stephanie Eng-Aponte, Copywriter at Jenny Craig

Stephanie Eng-Aponte is a copywriter for Jenny Craig and has written for the health and wellness, tech, and environmental industries. Stephanie graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Media Studies. They employ an “eat first, write later” approach to food blogging and enjoy the occasional Oxford comma. Outside of writing, you can find them photographing a muttley crew of rescue pups, brewing kombucha, or exploring San Diego.


Favorite healthy snack: Green apple slices with sunflower butter

 

 

 

Reviewed by Briana Rodriquez, RDN

Briana Rodriquez, RDN at Jenny Craig

Briana is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Personal Trainer for Jenny Craig, based in Carlsbad, California. She is passionate about utilizing food as functional and preventative medicine. Guided by a simplistic and optimistic approach, Briana’s philosophy is to help people improve their health and achieve their goals through the development of sustainable habits to live a healthy life. In her free time, you can find her strength training, indoor cycling, coffee tasting, and at local eateries with her husband and two dogs. 

 

Favorite healthy snack: peanut butter with celery alongside a grapefruit-flavored sparkling water (so refreshing!) 

 

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This article is based on scientific research and/or other scientific articles and was written by an experienced health and lifestyle contributor and fact-checked by Briana Rodriquez, RDN, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at Jenny Craig.

 

Our goal at Jenny Craig is to provide the most up-to-date and objective information on health-related topics, so our readers can make informed decisions based on factual content. All articles undergo an extensive review process, and depending on topic, are reviewed by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) or Nutritionist, to ensure accuracy. 

 

This article contains trusted sources including a scientific, peer-reviewed paper. All references are hyperlinked at the end of the article to take readers directly to the source. 

 


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My family has a history of high blood pressure and strokes and I was headed that way with being very overweight. After 2 1/2 months on Jenny Craig, I was down 20 lbs and at my last Dr's visit, my physician told me I was no longer pre-diabetic and took me off of one of my blood pressure meds because my blood pressure was constantly at a normal level. I know it seems like a lot of money to spend in one week, but I consider it an investment in my health, saving me thousands of dollars in the future in healthcare bills. 

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On 8/26/2019 at 11:50 AM, Guest Sherry said:

My family has a history of high blood pressure and strokes and I was headed that way with being very overweight. After 2 1/2 months on Jenny Craig, I was down 20 lbs and at my last Dr's visit, my physician told me I was no longer pre-diabetic and took me off of one of my blood pressure meds because my blood pressure was constantly at a normal level. I know it seems like a lot of money to spend in one week, but I consider it an investment in my health, saving me thousands of dollars in the future in healthcare bills. 

Sherry, that is fantastic! We wish you continued success on your weight loss journey to better health! 

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