Obesity Photos on Townhall

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    Posted: 10/2/2011 8:40:46 AM EST
    FILE - This file photo dated Thursday, May. 19, 2005 shows British Professor Robert Edwards who won the 2010 Nobel Prize in medicine it was announced Monday Oct. 4, 2010. In an unusual leak last year, a Swedish newspaper revealed the jury's selection _ British professor Robert Edwards _ before the announcement. The committee has since applied even stricter rules on keeping their discussions and documents surrounding potential candidates secret. Two scientists who unlocked some of the mysteries linked to obesity or a professor who figured out how to make stem cells without human embryos could be candidates for the medicine award when the first of the 2011 Nobel Prizes are announced on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011. The prize committees don't give any clues _ they even keep nominations secret for 50 years _ but winners usually have won many other awards and distinctions before they are considered for a Nobel. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
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    Posted: 9/4/2011 12:10:49 PM EST
    People gather outside a McDonald's restaurant in London, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011. About 1,200 McDonald's restaurants in Britain will begin displaying the calorie count of each food and drink item on their wall-mounted menu boards this week, as part of a government-led program to fight obesity and promote healthier eating, the chain said Sunday. McDonald's already puts calorie information on its Web site and the back of its tray liners, but this is the first time the figures will be displayed prominently in its restaurants outside the U.S. The chain has similar calorie menu boards in New York City, which became the first in the U.S. to put a calorie posting law in place in 2008.The British program is voluntary, and relies on partnering companies to fulfill their health pledges. Other chains that have signed up to the British Department of Health calorie display program include Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut and Starbucks. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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    Posted: 9/4/2011 12:10:49 PM EST
    Youths gather outside a McDonald's restaurant in London, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011. About 1,200 McDonald's restaurants in Britain will begin displaying the calorie count of each food and drink item on their wall-mounted menu boards this week, as part of a government-led program to fight obesity and promote healthier eating, the chain said Sunday. McDonald's already puts calorie information on its Web site and the back of its tray liners, but this is the first time the figures will be displayed prominently in its restaurants outside the U.S. The chain has similar calorie menu boards in New York City, which became the first in the U.S. to put a calorie posting law in place in 2008.The British program is voluntary, and relies on partnering companies to fulfill their health pledges. Other chains that have signed up to the British Department of Health calorie display program include Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut and Starbucks. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
  •  - File photo of a selection of "plus-size" fashions for sale at Sassie Sisters, a full figured boutique in a suburb of Denver

    File photo of a selection of "plus-size" fashions for sale at Sassie Sisters, a full figured boutique in a suburb of Denver

    Posted: 7/7/2011 10:30:53 PM EST
    A selection of "plus-size" fashion for sale is pictured at Sassie Sisters, a full figured boutique in a suburb of Denver in this April 14, 2010 file photo. The number of obese U.S. adults rose in 16 states in the last year, helping to push obesity rates in a dozen states above 30 percent, according to "F as in Fat," an annual report from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released on July 7, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 5/9/2011 3:26:01 AM EST
    In this photo taken Tuesday, May 3, 2011, Chocolate milk cartons are seen at the Belmont Senior High cafeteria in Los Angeles. With schools under increasing pressure to combat child obesity by offering healthier food, the national staple of kids? cafeteria trays has come under attack over the very ingredient that helps make it so popular:sugar. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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    Posted: 5/9/2011 3:26:01 AM EST
    In this photo taken Tuesday, May 3, 2011, cafeteria manager Carol Avalos sorts individual milk cartons at the Belmont Senior High cafeteria in Los Angeles. With schools under increasing pressure to combat child obesity by offering healthier food, the national staple of kids? cafeteria trays has come under attack over the very ingredient that helps make it so popular, sugar. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
  •  - Lu Zhihao eats a roast chicken wing at a market in Foshan

    Lu Zhihao eats a roast chicken wing at a market in Foshan

    Posted: 3/30/2011 3:51:08 AM EST
    Lu Zhihao, 4, eats a roast chicken wing at a market in Foshan, Guangdong province March 29, 2011. Lu, who is 1.1m tall and weighs 62 kg, put on weight dramatically since his appetite grew when he was 3 months old. His worried parents took him to several hospitals, but the reason for his obesity remains unknown, though it is possibly due to his dietary habits. according to local media. Picture taken March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Joe Tan (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH ODDLY)
  •  - Lu Zhihao stands up from his mother's lap outside his house in Foshan

    Lu Zhihao stands up from his mother's lap outside his house in Foshan

    Posted: 3/30/2011 3:49:31 AM EST
    Lu Zhihao, 4, stands up from his mother's lap outside his house in Foshan, Guangdong province March 29, 2011. Lu, who is 1.1m tall and weighs 62 kg, put on weight dramatically since his appetite grew when he was 3 months old. His worried parents took him to several hospitals, but the reason for his obesity remains unknown, though it is possibly due to his dietary habit, according to local media. Picture taken March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Joe Tan (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH ODDLY)
  •  - Lu Zhihao takes a nap at a kindergarten in Foshan

    Lu Zhihao takes a nap at a kindergarten in Foshan

    Posted: 3/30/2011 3:46:28 AM EST
    Lu Zhihao, 4, takes a nap at a kindergarten in Foshan, Guangdong province March 29, 2011. Lu, who is 1.1m tall and weighs 62 kg, put on weight dramatically since his appetite grew when he was 3 months old. His worried parents took him to several hospitals, but the reason for his obesity remains unknown, though it is possibly due to his dietary habit, according to local media. Picture taken March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Joe Tan (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH ODDLY)
  •  - Lu Zhihao shows his empty rice bowl to his teacher during lunch time at a kindergarten in Foshan

    Lu Zhihao shows his empty rice bowl to his teacher during lunch time at a kindergarten in Foshan

    Posted: 3/30/2011 3:44:55 AM EST
    Lu Zhihao, 4, shows his empty rice bowl to his teacher during lunch time at a kindergarten in Foshan, Guangdong province March 29, 2011. Lu, who is 1.1m tall and weighs 62 kg, put on weight dramatically since his appetite grew when he was 3 months old. His worried parents took him to several hospitals, but the reason for his obesity remains unknown, though it is possibly due to his dietary habit, according to local media. Picture taken March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Joe Tan (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH ODDLY)
  •  - Lu Zhihao kicks a ball at a basketball court in Foshan

    Lu Zhihao kicks a ball at a basketball court in Foshan

    Posted: 3/30/2011 3:43:08 AM EST
    Lu Zhihao, 4, kicks a ball at a basketball court in Foshan, Guangdong province March 28, 2011. Lu, who is 1.1m tall and weighs 62 kg, put on weight dramatically since his appetite grew when he was 3 months old. His worried parents took him to several hospitals, but the reason for his obesity remains unknown, though it is possibly due to his dietary habit, according to local media. Picture taken March 28, 2011. REUTERS/Joe Tan (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH ODDLY)
  •  - Lu Zhihao walks with his parents on a street in Foshan

    Lu Zhihao walks with his parents on a street in Foshan

    Posted: 3/30/2011 3:40:47 AM EST
    Lu Zhihao (C), 4, walks with his parents on a street in Foshan, Guangdong province March 29, 2011. Lu, who is 1.1m tall and weighs 62 kg, put on weight dramatically since his appetite grew when he was 3 months old. His worried parents took him to several hospitals, but the reason for his obesity remains unknown, though it is possibly due to his dietary habit, according to local media. Picture taken March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Joe Tan (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH ODDLY)
  •  - Lu Zhihao takes a shower with the help of his mother at his house in Foshan

    Lu Zhihao takes a shower with the help of his mother at his house in Foshan

    Posted: 3/30/2011 3:38:22 AM EST
    Lu Zhihao, 4, takes a shower with the help of his mother at his house in Foshan, Guangdong province March 28, 2011. Lu, who is 1.1m tall and weighs 62 kg, put on weight dramatically since his appetite grew when he was 3 months old. His worried parents took him to several hospitals, but the reason for his obesity remains unknown, though it is possibly due to his dietary habit, according to local media. Picture taken March 28, 2011. Picture taken March 28, 2011. REUTERS/Joe Tan (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH ODDLY)
  •  - Lu Zhihao plays with other children at a kindergarten in Foshan

    Lu Zhihao plays with other children at a kindergarten in Foshan

    Posted: 3/30/2011 3:36:22 AM EST
    Lu Zhihao (C), 4, plays with other children at a kindergarten in Foshan, Guangdong province March 29, 2011. Lu, who is 1.1m tall and weighs 62 kg, put on weight dramatically since his appetite grew when he was 3 months old. His worried parents took him to several hospitals, but the reason for his obesity remains unknown, though it is possibly due to his dietary habit, according to local media. Picture taken March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Joe Tan (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH ODDLY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - Lu Zhihao sleeps during a noon break at a kindergarten in Foshan

    Lu Zhihao sleeps during a noon break at a kindergarten in Foshan

    Posted: 3/30/2011 3:33:44 AM EST
    Lu Zhihao (R), 4, sleeps during a noon break at a kindergarten in Foshan, Guangdong province March 29, 2011. Lu, who is 1.1m tall and weighs 62 kg, put on weight dramatically since his appetite grew when he was 3 months old. His worried parents took him to several hospitals, but the reason for his obesity remains unknown, though it is possibly due to his dietary habit, according to local media. Picture taken March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Joe Tan (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH ODDLY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - Workers prepare some of the more than 8,000lbs of locally grown broccoli from a partnership between Farm to School and Healthy School Meals at Marston Middle School in San Diego

    Workers prepare some of the more than 8,000lbs of locally grown broccoli from a partnership between Farm to School and Healthy School Meals at Marston Middle School in San Diego

    Posted: 3/7/2011 8:04:30 PM EST
    Workers prepare some of the more than 8,000lbs of locally grown broccoli from a partnership between Farm to School and Healthy School Meals at Marston Middle School in San Diego, California March 7, 2011. San Diego's Healthy Works Project received the countries largest grant, 16 million dollars, from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009 for obesity prevention. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: EDUCATION SOCIETY HEALTH FOOD)
  •  - Some of more than 8,000lbs of locally grown broccoli from a partnership between Farm to School and Healthy School Meals is served in a salad to students at Marston Middle School in San Diego

    Some of more than 8,000lbs of locally grown broccoli from a partnership between Farm to School and Healthy School Meals is served in a salad to students at Marston Middle School in San Diego

    Posted: 3/7/2011 7:47:45 PM EST
    Some of more than 8,000lbs of locally grown broccoli from a partnership between Farm to School and Healthy School Meals is served in a salad to students at Marston Middle School in San Diego, California, March 7, 2011. San Diego's Healthy Works Project received the countries largest grant, 16 million dollars, from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009 for for obesity prevention. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: EDUCATION SOCIETY HEALTH FOOD)
  •  - Workers prepare some of the more than 8,000lbs of locally grown broccoli from a partnership between Farm to School and Healthy School Meals at Marston Middle School in San Diego

    Workers prepare some of the more than 8,000lbs of locally grown broccoli from a partnership between Farm to School and Healthy School Meals at Marston Middle School in San Diego

    Posted: 3/7/2011 7:42:32 PM EST
    Workers prepare some of the more than 8,000lbs of locally grown broccoli from a partnership between Farm to School and Healthy School Meals at Marston Middle School in San Diego, California, March 7, 2011. San Diego's Healthy Works Project received the countries largest grant, 16 million dollars, from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009 for obesity prevention. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: EDUCATION SOCIETY HEALTH FOOD)
  •  - Students get their lunch from a salad bar at the school cafeteria as some of more than 8,000lbs of locally grown broccoli from a partnership between Farm to School and Healthy School Meals is served

    Students get their lunch from a salad bar at the school cafeteria as some of more than 8,000lbs of locally grown broccoli from a partnership between Farm to School and Healthy School Meals is served

    Posted: 3/7/2011 7:36:24 PM EST
    Students get their lunch from a salad bar at the school cafeteria as some of more than 8,000lbs of locally grown broccoli from a partnership between Farm to School and Healthy School Meals is served at Marston Middle School in San Diego, California March 7, 2011. San Diego's Healthy Works Project received the countries largest grant, 16 million dollars, from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009 for obesity prevention. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: EDUCATION SOCIETY HEALTH FOOD BUSINESS)
  •  - World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Chan speaks during the closing ceremony of a regional conference  to combat chronic illness and obesity in Mexico City

    World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Chan speaks during the closing ceremony of a regional conference to combat chronic illness and obesity in Mexico City

    Posted: 2/25/2011 5:15:17 PM EST
    World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan speaks during the closing ceremony of a regional conference to combat chronic illness and obesity, in a hotel in Mexico City, February 25, 2011. REUTERS/Henry Romero (MEXICO - Tags: HEALTH POLITICS)