President Trump lambastes Twitter, Google and other technology giants for what he claims as their efforts to stifle him.US Economyread more
JP Morgan's Jamie Dimon says student lending "is a disgrace and it's hurting America."Economyread more
Mnuchin tells CNBC he's confident President Trump and China's Xi Jinping can make progress in stalled trade talks.World Economyread more
The first debates will give most of the contenders their biggest platform yet to present themselves to the American people.Politicsread more
Underneath the impressive market rally is a trend that doesn't seem quite right, according to J.P. Morgan.Marketsread more
The stock market is shrinking for several key reasons, but there's a way for investors to maneuver it, says Citi Research strategist Robert Buckland.Trading Nationread more
The Supreme Court refused to overturn a precedent that strengthened the power of government regulators in a closely watched case that could have had broad ramifications for...Politicsread more
Apple made Comcast and Charter agree to sell iPads, Apple TVs and other lower-volume devices as part of the cable companies' deal to offer the iPhone on their mobile service.Technologyread more
President Trump says "I hope we don't" have a war with Iran but it "would not last very long."Politicsread more
Stocks rose on Wednesday as comments from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin lifted expectations of a potential trade deal between China and the U.S.Marketsread more
Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping are scheduled to meet Saturday, the second day of the two-day G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan.Politicsread more
To grow its meal kit business, Sun Basket is targeting diabetics with meals designed to meet their nutritional needs.
Meal kit users are notorious for ditching their subscriptions within six months of starting them and either jumping to another brand or returning to their old grocery habits. However, customers who adhere to a specific diet, whether it's paleo, vegetarian or gluten-free, tend to have more loyalty to these brands.
Sun Basket told CNBC it has created recipes with the help of the American Diabetes Association that are high in fiber and low in sugar and sodium, to better assist diabetics manage their blood glucose levels without sacrificing flavor.
"We want to help people in the United States, where there is really a significant population where eating healthy and cooking healthy can help," CEO Adam Zbar told CNBC. "Thirty million people in the United States have diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2, and over 100 million people are at risk for diabetes. "
Meals that are part of Sun Basket's diabetes-friendly plan are all under 700 calories, Zbar said.
"Individualized nutrition is the cornerstone of diabetes management," Dr. William Cefalu, chief scientific, medical and mission officer of the American Diabetes Association, said in a statement.
Recipes in this meal plan include items like salmon cakes with celery salad and Manhattan-style cod chowder with potatoes and fennel. These new diabetes-friendly meals are available on Sun Basket's site for no extra cost.
"The old thinking is that there is a diabetes-specific diet and that's actually kind of false," Sun Basket nutritionist Kaley Todd told CNBC. "You can follow a variety of different eating plans as long as it follows a certain criteria that will help manage your disease. ... It's taking the diet out of diet, it's making it more of a lifestyle change."
This is Sun Basket's second foray into meals for people with chronic health problems. In October, the company launched its American Heart Association certified Lean & Clean menu, recipes that are under 500 calories, low in sodium and cut out ingredients like bacon, butter, confections, whipped toppings and oils.
Sun Basket is looking into creating a number of health-conscious meal plans that target other medical needs. Zbar said recipes that target autoimmune disorders, reduce inflammation and ease irritable bowel issues are being considered.
While other meal kit companies have taken to heavily discounting their products to lure in new diners or rewarding current members for turning their friends onto the program, Sun Basket has been more focused on the diversity of its offerings.
Sun Basket customers who adhere to these diets have higher retention rates than those who don't and have twice the long-term value for the company, Zbar said.