The documentary-style show follows five overweight teens at Wellspring Academy, a weight-loss boarding school in North Carolina. The high schoolers are not only faced with the everyday challenges of being 15, but they're also struggling to shed hundreds of pounds.
The lives of these students are being threatened by their unhealthy weight, and the show sets out to show the country just how real the childhood obesity crisis is. The series comes at a time when teen obesity is at the forefront of discussion. Beyond TV, Michelle Obama has been actively promoting her Let's Move campaign and trying to get healthier lunches in schools across America.
What do you think of the show concept? Do you think it's important to put the spotlight on this issue? Watch the trailer for the show after the jump and tune into the Style Network on Monday, August 9 at 8 p.m. for the season premiere of Too Fat For 15: Fighting Back.