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Hunger, obesity discussion must continue

Childhood obesity and hunger may seem like polar-opposite issues, but these epidemics often stem from the same root. Some 50 million people in the U.S. are in need of food assistance; one in four children lack access to nutritious food. The fallout from hunger — rampant obesity, growing cases of Type II diabetes, a growing […]


What Is Obesity? Obesity is an excess proportion of total body fat. A person is considered obese when his or her weight is 20% or more above normal weight. The most common measure of obesity is the body mass index or BMI. A person is considered overweight if his or her BMI is between 25 […]