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Issue Date:-- 14 July 2008

Supersize vs Superskinny is back for a 2nd series!

ARE you extremely overweight and looking to kick start a healthier life style? 

Are you super slim and desperate to put on a few pounds?

 Hosted by GP Dr Christian Jessen and serial dieter Anna Richardson, Supersize vs Superskinny is the ultimate magazine show about food, weight and body image. 

Each hour-long programme will see two contributors with wildly contrasting eating habits enter a special diet den.  For 5 days a superskinny undereater will swap diet and lifestyle with a supersize overeater.  The participants couldn’t be more different in their attitudes towards food, but will discover they are both putting their health in danger with their eating habits and lifestyle.  After the swap, they both embark on a 12-week healthy eating regime.  Both the swap and new regime will take place under strict medical supervision.  At the end of the 12-week period the show catches up with the 2 contributors to find out whether they have transformed their bad eating habits for good. 

Series 1 saw amazing results from ourswappers and now it’s time to challenge eight more pairs to embark on a healthier new life! We are looking for people now who want to change their relationship with food for good.

Alongside the diet swap, the series will also examine the mine field of issues around weight, food and body image.  The series will also explore the truth behind eating disorders as we follow a group of six anorexic women undergoing three months of specialist treatment for their illness.  And serial dieter Anna Richardson will return and pick up her quest to drop a dress size or 2.  In this series she’ll embark on a journey that takes her to the mecca of the skinny Minnie – Los Angeles.  She’ll be meeting the people who worship at the altar of the body beautiful and finding out just what the stars really do when it comes to diet and fitness.

So if you are unhappy with your weight and desperate for a change, please email with your contact details, height and weight plus a latest photo if possible.

Vitalise Churchtown rewards its volunteers

THE Vitalise Churchtown Volunteer awards are held annually to celebrate and reward the fantastic work and support received from its volunteers.  Every Vitalise Churchtown staff member is encouraged to nominate the volunteer they think deserves to win in each category.

Each winner in the 5 main categories received a bottle of champagne and a certificate, the 2 volunteers who received special mentions also received a personalised Vitalise paperweight.

The Results were:-

Certificate of recognition for best newcomer awarded to Sylvia Feast from Devon, certificate of recognition for holiday/centre support volunteer awarded to Ian Milne from Hampshire, certificate of recognition for Churchtown special mention awarded to Jacob from Korea and special mentions for holiday/centre support volunteer awarded to John Michael and Mark Linley both from St Austell.

Vitalise Churchtown also added a twist to this years award ceremony by offering a comedy section to the awards.  Each volunteer received a certificate in categories ranging from the best friend award to the person who has read the dictionary the most to the karaoke queen award!

Guests, staff and volunteers enjoyed an evening of food and music in celebration.  The Centres bar The Spring Well was also opened for the evening.

Set on a beautiful 12 acre site in the village of Lanlivery near Bodmin, Vitalise Churchtown is a fully accessible Centre offering respite and activity breaks and day services to adults and children with physical, sensory and learning disabilities.

Vitalise offers inspirational opportunities for volunteers through one of the largest, most diverse volunteer programmes in the UK. 

For further information visit our website or contact the Centre on 01208 872148.

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