Dorchester Named The Healthiest Town In The Country

South Street Dorchester Town Centre

Published at 7:35am 12th February 2015.

Shoppers in Dorchester are buying more fruit and veg then in other place in the country according to Tesco.

Shoppers in Dorchester are resisting the temptation to dine out on just takeaways and are making sure they get their five-a-day.

The county town has been named the Healthiest Town in Britain.

Tesco have handed out the title to Dorchester, because they say more people in the county town are buying fruit and veg than in any other town in the country.

Wessex FM asked Jo Thompson from Dorchester Wellness Centre why she thinks people in Dorchester are eating so well.

She told us: "In Dorchester we have such a strong sense of community so if one person is making a healthy lifestyle choice then people hear about it and follow suit."

"We also have a really strong health and fitness network across the town, which is helping get the word out."