The Clarion-Ledger has the skinny,

Teachers across the state shed pounds thanks to Weight Watchers courses paid mostly with state education money.

But the biggest loser?

Mississippi taxpayers.

Lawmakers gave Weight Watchers about $300,000 a year from 2011 to 2016, but documents from the Mississippi Department of Education show the voucher program at times needed about half that amount — or less — to operate.

We should support initiatives that improve the physical health of our teachers, but obviously, this is the wrong way to do it.