Weight Watchers History
The 1960s gave us great music, movies, and art, it also gave us Weight Watchers. In September of 1961, a woman by the name of Jean Nidetch started a revolution. Each week, Jean, a housewife, and mother, would invite a group of friends over to her house in Queens, New York. In these weekly meetings, they would discuss and formulate different ways to lose weight in a healthy manner. Before she knew it, 40 people were joining these weekly meetings, and that’s when she realized that dieting was much more than just losing weight.