Head of Bluffton weight-loss academy to appear on Katie Couric show

The founder of a local weight loss program will be on the Katic Couric show at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Ray Travaglione, founder and CEO of Mindstream Academy, will speak about the Mindstream program and childhood obesity.

Mindstream is a small boarding school in Bluffton that focuses on helping students lose weight through classes on nutrition, regular workouts, gardening and other activities.

The show, which is on ABC-affiliate WJCL, will also feature children who have overcome obesity, tips to get kids healthy, a special message from Michelle Obama and a visit from exercise icon Richard Simmons.