Obesity on Townhall

Michelle Malkin - Fri May 30

Nicole Bailey - Mon Nov 25

In a major blow to emergency contraception proponents, the European equivalent of Plan B - known as the "morning after pill" - now includes a warning that the contraceptive is not effective for women over 165 pounds and does not work at all for women over 176 pounds. The implications are staggering: according to the Centers for Disease Control, the average weight of an American woman over 20 is 166.2 pounds. ... more

Michael Tanner - Sun Jul 7

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. - Sat Apr 27

We’ve all heard the startling statistics about obesity in America: over one third of American adults are obese (almost 36%, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Obesity puts us at risk for all kinds of health problems, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers. And it doesn’t afflict everyone equally: nearly 50% of blacks are obese, and lower income Americans in general are more likely to be obese than others. ... more

Armstrong Williams - Tue Mar 26

Obesity and unhealthy living are as much a problem in this country as government over-regulation. Lately, we’ve seen several prominent politicians weigh in (no pun intended) on this topic. ... more

Jayson Lusk - Sat Jan 19

According to New York City’s mayor Bloomberg, the government’s highest duty is to promote healthy eating. His cause has been taken up by a growing number of politicians who want to ensure that all Americans are “normal” weight. ... more

Sharon Springs, KS - Tue Sep 25

Many students are left hungry by the one-size-fits-all approach to lunch requirements and they're taking matters into their own hands. ... more

Scott Rasmussen - Fri Jun 8

Mayor Michael Bloomberg ignited a firestorm of debate with his proposal to ban super-size sugary drinks in New York City. Critics bashed his nanny-statism, but supporters like first lady Michelle Obama hailed his courage. ... more