June 5, 2023

Wellspring Media Attention

In the past 5 years, Wellspring has received more media attention than all the traditional diet camps and fat camps combined.  Below is a sampling of television coverage and magazine and newspaper articles that describe the amazing weight loss success of Wellspring campers and students



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Wellspring Videos

Fox News – Health Talk with Dr. Manny – Teaching Kids to Lose Weight
“Good Morning America” on Mom & Son Losing Weight Together
“Nightline” Part I: The Biggest Loser
“Nightline” Part II: Hi, from the Anti-Fat Camp
“Nightline” Part III: Losing Weight on Your Own


Wellspring News Articles

St. Petersburg Times – Parents, help your kids shape up this summer
News of the World Magazine – My big, fat summer holiday
The State Journal-Register – Our Opinion: Scott Basso’s courageous shared struggle
Today’s Dietician – Summer Camps With a Twist – Programs Help Kids Have Fun While Honing Healthful Habits
San Antonio Express News-Getting Fit As A Family – April 26, 2010
Chicago Tribune – Not Your Typical Ho-Ho-Hum Holiday Cookies
Toronto Sun – Summer Gains
Associated Press – Fat Camp Offers Youngsters Chance to Feel Normal
St. Petersburg Times – Camp Aims to Help Live Healthy Lives
eMaxHealth – Is Summer Time for Weight Loss or Gain?
Washington Observer-Reporter – Campers Lose Weight on Summer Break (pdf)
Daily Mail – Britain’s First Camp for Overweight Teens (pdf)
Austin NBC news – Kids Spend Summer Melting Away Pounds (pdf)
Dallas Morning News – How to Lose Yourself at Camp – (jpg)
Obesity Management – Special Issue on Standard of Care for Obesity & Wellspring – (pdf)
Atlanta Parent – Atlanta Teen Sheds More Than Just Weight – (pdf)
Edinburgh Evening News – Well Worth the Weight – (pdf)
Associated Press – Weight Loss Camps Invite Families to Come Along (pdf)
Newsweek – A Summer Camp for Losers – (pdf)
Marie Claire – Inside the Teen Fat Camp – (pdf)
Associated Press – ‘Fat Camps’ Now About The Long Run – (pdf)

Online Media & Blogs

Today’s Dietician – Summer Camps With a Twist – Programs Help Kids Have Fun While Honing Healthful Habits
Examiner.com- Make your July Fourth cookout healthy with these food and recipe ideas
SusanHeim.com – “Talking to Your Overweight Teen About Weight Loss.”
Jam Tot-Just a Mom’s Take on Things
SheKnows.com – “Clean Up The Family Diet”
FOXNews.com – Parents of Children on TLC’s new Toddlers and Tiaras, Hurting their Children, Critics Say
VIVmag.com – Celebrate National Salad Month!
Smarty Pants Mama – Smart Food: Great Recipes for Memorial Day Weekend!
Another Online Mom -Healthy alternatives for a nice dip for your Memorial Day barbecue
TheFashionableBambinocom – Healthy ‘Wellspring’ Eating Tips For Families
ThePlusSizeMommy.com – Here is a HINT On How To Have a Great Memorial Day Picnic
Mocha Manual – Healthy Alternative Recipes for Your BBQ
Imagination Café – Healthy ‘Wellspring’ Eating Tips for Families
MacaroniKid.com- National Salad Month with Wellspring Camps
Hula Hooping Mom – National Salad Month
ParentReviewers.com- Childhood Obesity
Lifeway.net -May is National Salad Month
Simply Being Mommy – How to keep your children active and healthy over summer break
512 KIDZ Blog – Worried your kids are going to be inactive over Break?
Guardian Angel Family Blog – Worried Your Kids are going to be Inactive over Break?
I Am Modern – Healthy Snacks Even your Picky Eaters will Love
Welcome To the Motherhood – Healthy Recipes for National Nutrition Month
Marvelous Girl – Healthy March Recipe: Spinach Lasagna
LiketoCook.com – Healthy and Tasty Recipes for National Nutrition Month – March 11, 2010
MomCentral – Healthy Super Bowl snacks your family will love
Sheknows.com – Kids at Risk for Heart Disease
512 Kids – Healthy Game Night Snacks the Family Will Love!
Fashion Fling – Healthy Football Snacks the Family Will Love
Welcome to the Motherhood – Healthy Football Snacks the Family Will Love
Mom Entrepreneurs – Healthy Game Night Snacks the Family Will Love! Recipes Available
An Island Life – Healthy Holiday Cookie Recipes
ChicagoNow.com – Make Your Holiday Cookies Healthier
FatFighter – Healthy Gingerbread Cookies
Yahoo Buzz – Healthy Holiday Cookies for the Kids
iFood.TV – Low-Fat Holiday Cookies
This Mama Cooks – Low-Fat Holiday Recipes
Circle of Food – Healthy Holiday Cookies
New Jersey Family – Healthy Holiday Cookies
Healthy Radio Network – Stay Healthy This Holiday Season
BlissTree.com – Healthy Recipes for National Pie Day