Bluffton weight-loss program featured on NBC

info@islandpacket.comJanuary 11, 2013 

A small boarding school in Bluffton got some national exposure Friday, appearing on NBC's "Today" show for partnering with a Missouri school district to help 11 students shed a combined 756 pounds.

MindStream Academy focuses on helping children lose weight though classes on nutrition, regular workouts, equine therapy, gardening and other activities.

"CBS Evening News" plans to air a similar segment about MindStream early next week, according to a producer, but no date has been set.

The "Today" show focused on the struggles the Missouri students went through before being sent to MindStream in September, and the resulting transformation.

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