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Mannatech and Texas Woman's University Announce the Development of a
Nutrition and Personal Health Coaching Certification Program
Online training will enhance the public's knowledge about behavior change, nutrition and health

COPPELL, Texas, Oct 18, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Mannatech, Incorporated(NASDAQ: MTEX), the leading innovator and provider of nutritional supplements and skin care products based on Real Food Technology(R) solutions and Texas Woman's University (TWU) announced today the development of a unique online university-level course in nutrition and personal health coaching. "This course prepares students to deliver a prescription for a healthy body and sound mind through good nutrition and lifestyle practices," said Dr. Chandan Prasad, Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at TWU.

Taught by TWU faculty, this 45-hour self-paced continuing education course will be available to both health professionals and the general public. The curriculum, which includes comprehensive nutrition, integrative health and dietary supplementation information, is unique in that it provides guidance in how to effectively coach those interested in pursuing healthy behavioral changes.

"Even after decades of government-funded awareness campaigns, Americans continue to make poor choices about nutrition," said Dr. Robert Sinnott, Co-CEO and Chief Science Officer of Mannatech. "Collectively, we don't consume nearly enough fresh vegetables, fruit and dietary fiber and the vast majority of foods that people consume are extensively processed. This has contributed to a myriad of expensive health-related issues. There is clearly a need for properly trained 'wellness coaches' who can personally educate consumers about nutrition and healthy choices. Many of Mannatech's 223,000 Associates* are passionate about wellness. We believe that this new training program offered by TWU, an accredited university with a world-recognized nutrition department, will create new opportunities for our Associates and other people interested in pursuing a career in the growing health and nutrition field."

To guide the public toward dietary supplement messaging that is compliant with regulations established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the innovative TWU curriculum also includes a guest lecture from Dr. Sinnott about the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA). Individuals who successfully complete the program will receive a Certification of Completion of Training by TWU's Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences.

More information about this course can be found on the TWU website.

Individuals interested in Mannatech's products or exploring its business opportunity are encouraged to learn more at

* Number of active Global Associates in the past 12 months

About Mannatech

Mannatech, Incorporated, develops high-quality health, weight and fitness, and skin care products that are based on the solid foundation of nutritional science and development standards. Mannatech is dedicated to its platform of Social Entrepreneurship based on the foundation of promoting, aiding and optimizing nutrition where it is needed most around the world. Mannatech's proprietary products are available through independent sales Associates around the globe including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Estonia, Finland, the Republic of Ireland, Czech Republic, the Republic of Korea and Mexico. For more information, visit

Please note: This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements generally can be identified by use of phrases or terminology such as "intend" or other similar words or the negative of such terminology. Similarly, descriptions of Mannatech's objectives, strategies, plans, goals or targets contained herein are also considered forward-looking statements. Mannatech believes this release should be read in conjunction with all of its filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and cautions its readers that these forward-looking statements are subject to certain events, risks, uncertainties and other factors. Some of these factors include, among others, Mannatech's inability to attract and retain Associates and Members, increases in competition, litigation, regulatory changes and its planned growth into new international markets. Although Mannatech believes that the expectations, statements and assumptions reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cautions readers to always consider all of the risk factors and any other cautionary statements carefully in evaluating each forward-looking statement in this release, as well as those set forth in its latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, and other filings filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including its current reports on Form 8-K. All of the forward-looking statements contained herein speak only as of the date of this release.

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