The Lubbock Board of Health has an ambitious plan for City Council consideration: to take weight off on a massive scale.
The program is patterned after a successful campaign in Oklahoma City. The goal is to recruit residents who'll commit to losing a million pounds collectively. It would be Lubbock is a collaborative effort between citizens, businesses, and community groups.
Brian Carr, Secretary of the Board of Health, says it is time that Lubbock became involved in the pursuit of health and wellness of its citizens.
"I think Lubbock can do that, and some other cities in Texas are looking at that. Austin is one," Carr said. "I think it would be a great competition between us and Austin, to show that we can be really healthy here in West Texas."
Carr says this goal can be achieved by encouragement and partnership from within the community.