Obesity Photos on Townhall

  •  - A sign on the wall at Rose Hill Elementary School encourages healthy eating in Commerce City

    A sign on the wall at Rose Hill Elementary School encourages healthy eating in Commerce City

    Posted: 5/15/2012 3:52:49 PM EST
    A sign on the wall at Rose Hill Elementary School encourages healthy eating in Commerce City, Colorado, May 1, 2012. Forty-three percent of the children at Rose Hill are on track to be obese according to the school's principal and Colorado has the second fastest growing childhood obesity rate in the nation says non-profit LiveWell Colorado. Groups like Livewell are working to reduce childhood obesity by supporting schools with culinary bootcamps to teach school kitchens how to provide healthier meals to students. Photo taken May 1, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH EDUCATION SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 5/11/2012 3:38:50 PM EST
    Lynn McAfee, the director of medical advocacy for the Council on Size and Weight Discrimination, is poses outside her hotel in Gaithersburg, Maryland May 11, 2012. It may be the nation's last, accepted form of prejudice. But the stigmatization of obesity has repercussions beyond the pain it inflicts on its targets: It threatens to impede efforts to fight the obesity epidemic. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
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    To match Insight OBESITY-STIGMA

    Posted: 5/11/2012 2:34:51 PM EST
    REFILE - REFILING TO MATCH INSIGHT OBESITY-STIGMA/ Lynn McAfee, the director of medical advocacy for the Council on Size and Weight Discrimination, is pictured outside her hotel in Gaithersburg, Maryland May 11, 2012. It may be the nation's last, accepted form of prejudice. But the stigmatization of obesity has repercussions beyond the pain it inflicts on its targets: It threatens to impede efforts to fight the obesity epidemic. To match Insight OBESITY-STIGMA REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 5/11/2012 2:33:05 PM EST
    REFILE - REFILING TO MATCH INSIGHT OBESITY-STIGMA/ Lynn McAfee, the director of medical advocacy for the Council on Size and Weight Discrimination, is pictured outside her hotel in Gaithersburg, Maryland May 11, 2012. It may be the nation's last, accepted form of prejudice. But the stigmatization of obesity has repercussions beyond the pain it inflicts on its targets: It threatens to impede efforts to fight the obesity epidemic. To match Insight OBESITY-STIGMA REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 5/11/2012 2:29:12 PM EST
    REFILE - REFILING TO MATCH INSIGHT OBESITY-STIGMA/ Lynn McAfee, the director of medical advocacy for the Council on Size and Weight Discrimination, is pictured outside her hotel in Gaithersburg, Maryland May 11, 2012. It may be the nation's last, accepted form of prejudice. But the stigmatization of obesity has repercussions beyond the pain it inflicts on its targets: It threatens to impede efforts to fight the obesity epidemic. To match Insight OBESITY-STIGMA/ REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH HEADSHOT)
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    To match Insight OBESITY-STIGMA

    Posted: 5/11/2012 2:26:42 PM EST
    Lynn McAfee, the director of medical advocacy for the Council on Size and Weight Discrimination, is poses outside her hotel in Gaithersburg, Maryland May 11, 2012. It may be the nation's last, accepted form of prejudice. But the stigmatization of obesity has repercussions beyond the pain it inflicts on its targets: It threatens to impede efforts to fight the obesity epidemic. To match Insight OBESITY-STIGMA REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY HEADSHOT)
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    To go with OBESITY-STIGMA

    Posted: 5/11/2012 1:34:58 PM EST
    Lynn McAfee, the director of medical advocacy for the Council on Size and Weight Discrimination, is pictured outside her hotel in Gaithersburg, Maryland May 11, 2012. It may be the nation's last, accepted form of prejudice. But the stigmatization of obesity has repercussions beyond the pain it inflicts on its targets: It threatens to impede efforts to fight the obesity epidemic. To go with OBESITY-STIGMA REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH HEADSHOT)
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    To go with OBESITY-STIGMA

    Posted: 5/11/2012 1:34:04 PM EST
    Lynn McAfee, the director of medical advocacy for the Council on Size and Weight Discrimination, is pictured outside her hotel in Gaithersburg, Maryland May 11, 2012. It may be the nation's last, accepted form of prejudice. But the stigmatization of obesity has repercussions beyond the pain it inflicts on its targets: It threatens to impede efforts to fight the obesity epidemic. To go with OBESITY-STIGMA REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH)
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    To go with OBESITY-STIGMA

    Posted: 5/11/2012 1:33:18 PM EST
    Lynn McAfee, the director of medical advocacy for the Council on Size and Weight Discrimination, is pictured outside her hotel in Gaithersburg, Maryland May 11, 2012. It may be the nation's last, accepted form of prejudice. But the stigmatization of obesity has repercussions beyond the pain it inflicts on its targets: It threatens to impede efforts to fight the obesity epidemic. To go with OBESITY-STIGMA REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH)
  •  - An overweight woman sits on a chair in Times Square in New York

    An overweight woman sits on a chair in Times Square in New York

    Posted: 5/8/2012 5:32:30 PM EST
    An overweight woman sits on a chair in Times Square in New York, May 8, 2012. America's obesity epidemic is so deeply rooted that it will take dramatic and systemic measures - from overhauling farm policies and zoning laws to, possibly, introducing a soda tax - to fix it, the influential Institute of Medicine said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH)
  •  - A baby waits to have his body mass index measured in a Peapod machine at The Children's Hospital in Aurora, Colorado August 23, 2010 during a research study on obesity in infants. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

    A baby waits to have his body mass index measured in a Peapod machine at The Children's Hospital in Aurora, Colorado August 23, 2010 during a research study on obesity in infants. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

    Posted: 5/7/2012 6:18:49 PM EST
    A baby waits to have his body mass index measured in a Peapod machine at The Children's Hospital in Aurora, Colorado August 23, 2010 during a research study on obesity in infants. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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    Posted: 5/1/2012 9:35:51 AM EST
    In this photo taken Monday, April 30, 2012, a woman eats her meal inside a McDonald's fast food restaurant in London. British doctors have slammed the sponsorship of the London Olympics by companies like McDonalds, saying it sends the wrong message amid the country's ballooning obesity crisis. Big Macs, fries and milkshakes will be part of McDonald's exclusive "meal brand" of the Olympics and the fast-food giant will soon be opening its largest franchise in the world, a two-storey cathedral-like restaurant that seats 1,500 customers, at London's Olympic Park. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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    Posted: 5/1/2012 9:35:51 AM EST
    In this photo taken Monday, April 30, 2012, three women walk past an advert for McDonald's fast food restaurant products in London. British doctors have slammed the sponsorship of the London Olympics by companies like McDonalds, saying it sends the wrong message amid the country's ballooning obesity crisis. Big Macs, fries and milkshakes will be part of McDonald's exclusive "meal brand" of the Olympics and the fast-food giant will soon be opening its largest franchise in the world, a two-storey cathedral-like restaurant that seats 1,500 customers, at London's Olympic Park. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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    Posted: 5/1/2012 9:35:51 AM EST
    This undated computer generated image taken from McDonald's website shows the exterior of the London 2012 Olympics-McDonald's Central Restaurant in London. British doctors have slammed the sponsorship of the London Olympics by companies like McDonalds, saying it sends the wrong message amid the country's ballooning obesity crisis. Big Macs, fries and milkshakes will be part of McDonald's exclusive "meal brand" of the Olympics and the fast-food giant will soon be opening its largest franchise in the world, a two-storey cathedral-like restaurant that seats 1,500 customers, at London's Olympic Park. (AP Photo/Website McDonald's London 2012 Olympic Summer Games)
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    Posted: 5/1/2012 9:35:50 AM EST
    This undated computer generated image taken from McDonald's website shows the interior of the London 2012 Olympics-McDonald's Central Restaurant in London. British doctors have slammed the sponsorship of the London Olympics by companies like McDonalds, saying it sends the wrong message amid the country's ballooning obesity crisis. Big Macs, fries and milkshakes will be part of McDonald's exclusive "meal brand" of the Olympics and the fast-food giant will soon be opening its largest franchise in the world, a two-storey cathedral-like restaurant that seats 1,500 customers, at London's Olympic Park. (AP Photo/Website McDonald's London 2012 Olympic Summer Games)
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    Posted: 5/1/2012 9:35:50 AM EST
    This undated computer generated image taken from McDonald's website shows the exterior of the London 2012 Olympics-McDonald's Central Restaurant in London. British doctors have slammed the sponsorship of the London Olympics by companies like McDonalds, saying it sends the wrong message amid the country's ballooning obesity crisis. Big Macs, fries and milkshakes will be part of McDonald's exclusive "meal brand" of the Olympics and the fast-food giant will soon be opening its largest franchise in the world, a two-storey cathedral-like restaurant that seats 1,500 customers, at London's Olympic Park. (AP Photo/Website McDonald's London 2012 Olympic Summer Games)
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    Posted: 4/27/2012 6:52:14 AM EST
    Students eat lunch in the cafeteria at a middle school in San Diego, California March 7, 2011. San Diego's Healthy Works Project received the country's largest grant, 16 million dollars, from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009 to help combat wellness and the obesity epidemic. Picture taken March 7, 2011. To match Special Report USA-FOODLOBBY/ REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH POLITICS BUSINESS)
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    Posted: 4/27/2012 6:44:16 AM EST
    U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama walks with Newark New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker (C) and Principal Deneen Washington (L) of the Maple Avenue School during a visit to the school visit to promote her "Let's Move" initiative to reduce childhood obesity in this file photo taken in Newark, New Jersey on November 18, 2010. The first lady, who once urged the food industry to "step it up" to make healthier products for kids, is now focusing on exercise as a means of reducing childhood obesity. To match Special Report USA-FOODLOBBY/ REUTERS/Mike Segar/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH EDUCATION FOOD BUSINESS)
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    Posted: 4/27/2012 6:42:58 AM EST
    U.S. first lady Michelle Obama talks about childhood obesity next to U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin in the Old Family Dining Room at the White House in a file photo taken in Washington on February 2, 2010. Harkin, chairman of the Senate Health Committee says he is now upset with the White House about the issue because "They went wobbly in the knees. When it comes to kids' health, they shouldn't go wobbly in the knees." To match Special Report USA-FOODLOBBY/ REUTERS/Larry Downing/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS FOOD)
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    Posted: 4/27/2012 6:41:48 AM EST
    U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (C) holds a meeting on childhood obesity with Secretary of HHS Kathleen Sebelius (L), Senator Tom Harkin (R) and other officials at the White House in Washington in this February 2, 2010 file photo. Harkin, chairman of the Senate Health Committee says he is now upset with the White House about the issue because "They went wobbly in the knees. When it comes to kids' health, they shouldn't go wobbly in the knees." To match Special Report USA-FOODLOBBY/ REUTERS/Larry Downing/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS FOOD)