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Grant allows York City residents to get healthy for less money

Updated: Tuesday, February 25 2014, 04:56 PM CST
Reported by: Christina Butler

YORK CITY -- For some people, losing weight can be very difficult, and programs to help weight loss can be pricey. But a new collaboration in York is trying to target both those issues and make healthy weight loss affordable.

For just $3 per week, people can sign up to join Weight Watchers. The very discounted rate comes with just three requirements: you must live in the city of York; you must have a body mass index of 27 or higher; and you must meet certain financial requirements.

The program offers weekly meetings, again at that subsidized rate, and also allows access to the Weight Watchers apps and Weight Watchers online.

"We have several initiatives trying to address the issue of being healthy and fit everything from addressing obesity with school-age children to this with adults with limited means they're being able to be a part of the Weight Watchers program at a reduced rate. That's really a good opportunity for people to take advantage of getting back in shape and becoming fit," York Mayor C. Kim Bracey said.

You can sign up for the program tonight here at George Street Commons until 7 p.m. tomorrow beginning at 9 a.m. at City Hall, and tomorrow evening at 6 p.m. at Lincoln Charter School on West King Street.

To date, more than 55 city residents have participated, and have lost a total of 288 pounds.Grant allows York City residents to get healthy for less money

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