SparkPeople was founded by Chris Downie in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 2000. The company develops and maintains several health and wellness websites.
The company has won several awards for their websites, including Businessweek Best of the Web in Health in 2006, 2007, and 2008, along with Consumer Reports, who investigated 9 of the company’s top diet plans and rated it 76 out of 100, just behind MyFitnessPal and the Mediterranean Diet.
SparkPeople websites include Babyfit.com, Sparkpeople.com, DailySpark.com, SparkAmerica.com, SparkCoach.Com, and SparkRecipes.com. In February of 2012, the company announced that they had reached a milestone of 10 million visitors.