Is Sending A Fat Teenager Away From Home A Good Idea?

Wellspring Academy of the Carolinas costs $6,250 a month, which means staying there a year costs more than a year at Harvard, according to the Washington Post. Wellspring is a "highly structured therapeutic boarding school for rapid weight loss and intensive behavior therapy." It's fat camp meets boarding school, and… » 5/20/08 4:00pm 5/20/08 4:00pm

It's A Trail Of Tears For Some Kids At Fat Camp


Last year, MTV aired what's possibly one of my favorite documentaries of all time, Fat Camp — a two-hour glimpse into the lives of adolescent campers trying to lose weight at a facility in the Poconos. The greatly anticipated (or at least by me) Return to Fat Camp aired this weekend, following a whole new set of… » 12/03/07 6:00pm 12/03/07 6:00pm