Created on 8 August 2017

Extraordinary People in the spotlight

On Tuesday June 7th 2016 Enable East were broadcast to the nation as part of the BBC Horizon programme, ‘Why are we getting so fat?’.

You’ll remember us telling you that our Extraordinary People programme was going to be featured on the show following filming with Dr Giles Yeo last December. The episode looked at the very wide range of factors that can affect someone’s weight, an approach that reflects the ethos of Extraordinary People – that we are all different and what works for one person may not work for the next.

Enable East Director Susannah Howard spoke to BBC Radio Essex on the afternoon of the day the show was being broadcast, engaging in a lively and timely debate with callers. Extraordinary People wants to get people talking – too often the voice of those suffering from obesity is not listened to, or even invited to join in the conversation. But these are the people who live with the reality of obesity and so their voice needs to be heard.

If you didn’t catch the programme you can download it from the BBC Store, it’s well worth a watch, and please do let us know what you think.

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