Mo. pupils who shed lbs. at SC program struggle

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — Some students from a suburban Kansas City school district are struggling to keep the pounds off after returning from a weight-loss boarding school in South Carolina.

The Kansas City Star ( ) reports that more than a dozen dangerously overweight students from the Independence School District attended MindStream Academy in Bluffton, S.C., in the fall of 2012 and spring of 2013. The students shed anywhere from 60 to more than 100 pounds each.

Now home six months, some students report they've regained some of the weight.

A combination of grants and the public education dollars allotted each student paid for the camp. But the district has decided the idea isn't sustainable. MindStream is still reaching out to public school systems but working mostly closer to home.


Information from: The Kansas City Star,

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