DENNISON -- About 73 percent of Tuscarawas County residents are overweight or obese according to the Healthy Tusc 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment report. To provide the community with the information needed to make healthy lifestyle choices, Trinity Hospital Twin City is hosting two free Weight Loss and Diabetes Prevention mini seminars on Thursday, April 21 at the hospital's first floor St. Francis Conference Center, 819 N. First St. Those who would like to attend can choose the 4 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. timeslot.

Dr. Tim McKnight, Board Certified Family Physician and founder of the hospital's Fit for Life program, will be the featured speaker at the mini seminars.

He will provide beneficial information about making healthy choices. Dr. McKnight has assisted more than 1,600 area adults through the Fit for Life program, and he will highlight key weight loss and diabetes prevention strategies. He will also provide some time for questions from the audience.

In addition to the featured speaker, the hospital will provide healthy snacks and the chance to win door prizes at the mini seminars. "Over the years, we have helped many people achieve better health through Fit for Life," said Kelly Bowe, THTC Community Outreach and Fit for Life coordinator. "Our goal for these mini seminars is to share a very condensed version of our Fit for Life program, and our hope is that everyone who attends will come away with at least a few tips for making healthy changes that they can start doing right away."

To register for the 4 p.m. or the 6:30 p.m. Weight Loss and Diabetes Prevention mini seminar, or for more information, visit or call 740-922-7450, ext. 2124.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under grant number D04RH28379 of the Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program for $555,556 with approximately 30 percent of the costs paid by nongovernmental sources.