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America’s battle against obesity

Whether classified as a disease or a disorder, obesity is a leading cause of premature deaths in this country.

How do you measure up?

BMI and waist size are used to calculate disease risk

Healthy eating can be a major behavioral change

Unhealthy eating is linked to emotional problems

Understanding nutrition facts labels

Knowing how to read nutrition facts labels can help identify unhealthy foods and beverages.

Complications of obesity

Obesity is not merely a cosmetic issue. Excess weight increases the risk of many diseases:

Hooked on exercise

Daily exercise is a prescription to reduce stress and anxiety.

Portion size matters

Growing portion sizes are changing what Americans think of as a "normal" portion, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Proteins and fiber

Foods high in protein are not only healthy, they tend to be more filling and keep you full longer.

Fresh Truck

A mobile farmers market brings healthy food to low-income communities

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