Village on a Diet puts spotlight on Taylor, BC

From CAssandra Szklarski of the Canadian Press:

  • Tiny town of Taylor, B.C., battles big weight problem on ‘Village on a Diet
    “When Dr. Ali Zentner arrived in the small town of Taylor, B.C., she found a big problem. A big fat problem. More than 60 per cent of the oil-and-gas town’s roughly 1,300 residents were considered obese — twice the national average. The community’s grocery store was a gas station. Kids were so overweight, Zentner says, that the school had to order adult-sized T-shirts — large and extra-large — for its students.” Read more.

From Erin McPhee of North Shore News:

  • Heavy stuff
    “It wouldn’t be easy, but that didn’t prevent the residents of Taylor, B.C. from teaming up to lose a ton of collective weight in a mere three-month period. Their incredible journey, seeing them come together as a community and put their health first — learning how to eat well and exercise — was captured by Vancouver television production company Force Four Entertainment and the resulting 10-part series, Village on a Diet, will premiere Monday, Jan. 3 at 9 p.m. on CBC Television.” Read more.
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