Best Quotes About Obesity

Being overweight and obesity are major risk factors for many chronic diseases for South Dakotans of all ages. When people are overweight or obese, they have more health problems and more serious health problems, in addition to higher health care costs. -Mike Rounds

The number of kids affected by obesity has tripled since 1980, and this can be traced in large part to lack of exercise and a healthy diet. -Virginia Foxx

I couldn't open up a magazine, you couldn't read a newspaper, you couldn't turn on the TV without hearing about the obesity epidemic in America. -Morgan Spurlock

More than ever, we as parents and a nation must do something about the growth of obesity in our children. We must do more than just talk, we must be concerned enough to act. -Lee Haney

Exercise is one of the best ways in preventing the rapid growth of obesity in America. -Lee Haney

The correlation between poverty and obesity can be traced to agricultural policies and subsidies. -Michael Pollan

Childhood obesity is best tackled at home through improved parental involvement, increased physical exercise, better diet and restraint from eating. -Bob Filner

While approximately one in every 400 children and adolescents have Type I diabetes; recent Government reports indicate that one in every three children born in 2000 will suffer from obesity, which as noted is a predominant Type II precursor. -Tim Holden

The rate of childhood obesity is just ridiculous. Anytime I can get involved with teaching them how to get physical exercise, I want to help in any way possible. -Shannon Miller

This might be the first generation where kids are dying at a younger age than their parents and it's related primarily to the obesity problem. -Judy Davis

Children with obesity and diabetes live harder poorer lives, they often don't finish school and earn much less than their healthy counterparts. -Mark Hyman

Shrinking someone's stomach to the size of a walnut with surgery is one way to battle obesity and diabetes and may be lifesaving for a few, but it doesn't address the underlying causes. -Mark Hyman

As obesity creeps into preschools, and hypertension and type II diabetes become pediatric problems for the very first time, the case for starting preventive health care in the cradle has become too compelling to keep ignoring. -Heidi Murkoff

Tackling childhood obesity is key. -Diane Abbott

If we don't somehow stem the tide of childhood obesity, we're going to have a huge problem. -Lance Armstrong

The lack of access to proper nutrition is not only fueling obesity, it is leading to food insecurity and hunger among our children. -Tom Vilsack

The rise of childhood obesity has placed the health of an entire generation at risk. -Tom Vilsack

To amplify our efforts, USDA is joining with First Lady Michelle Obama in aggressively promoting the 'Let's Move' campaign, which will combat the epidemic of childhood obesity through a comprehensive approach that builds on effective strategies, and mobilizes public and private sector resources. -Tom Vilsack

I know the problem of obesity. I got to tell you, I think that's tepid. I just don't think the bully pulpit is going to be enough to sufficiently fight obesity. We're going to have to have incentives in here. -Max Baucus

We must pay greater attention to keeping our bodies and minds healthy and able to heal. Yet we are making it difficult for our defences to work. We allow things to be sold that should not be called food. Many have no nutritive value and lead to obesity, salt imbalance, and allergies. -David Suzuki

The people in power have created an obesity epidemic. -Robert Atkins

How much obesity has to be created in a single decade for people to realize that diet has to be responsible for it? -Robert Atkins

With the chronic obesity in America, it's more important than ever to not only feed kids healthy foods but to teach them how to make healthy choices on their own. -Jennie Garth

Close to a billion people – one-eighth of the world's population – still live in hunger. Each year 2 million children die through malnutrition. This is happening at a time when doctors in Britain are warning of the spread of obesity. We are eating too much while others starve. -Jonathan Sacks

There are few women in America that don't want to lose 5 pounds, but I refuse to let that thought dominate my life. And there are too many other real problems in the world – real obesity problems and real hunger problems – to worry that much about a few pounds that I'd like to lose. -Gail Simmons

In India, it's the rich who have problems with obesity. And the poor are darker-skinned because they work outside and often work without their tops on so you can see their ribs. -Aravind Adiga

I don't know too many parents that want to feed their kids soda, but high-fructose corn syrup is cheap. The price of soda in 20 years has gone down 40 percent while the price of whole foods, fruits and vegetables, has gone up 40 percent and obesity goes up right along that curve. -Tom Colicchio

This is what people don't understand: obesity is a symptom of poverty. It's not a lifestyle choice where people are just eating and not exercising. It's because kids – and this is the problem with school lunch right now – are getting sugar, fat, empty calories – lots of calories – but no nutrition. -Tom Colicchio

When you talk about obesity, there's so many things that can cause that. It can be a medical thing, or down to the individual. There's a lot of other things involved than eating a Mars bar. -Peter Shilton

There are five issues that make a fist of a hand that can knock America out cold. They're lack of jobs, obesity, diabetes, homelessness, and lack of good education. -will.i.am

We talk about, you know, diet and that we shouldn't give our kids big things and obesity and fast food. Well, you know there are people who don't have that problem because they're not getting any food! We have so many deep problems and issues facing humanity. -Chris Noth

When people are told to 'eat many small meals,' what they may actually hear is 'eat all the time,' making them likely to respond with some degree of compulsive overeating. It's no coincidence, I think, that obesity rates began rising rapidly in the 1980s more or less in tandem with this widespread endorsement of more frequent meals. -Andrew Weil

Dietary fat, whether saturated or not, is not a cause of obesity, heart disease or any other chronic disease of civilization. -Andrew Weil

The way to deal with the devil of obesity and diabetes is literally one day at a time. -Stephen Furst

Given that the biggest rise in childhood obesity rates are occurring in children ages 3 to 5 years, we must modify our efforts to place an emphasis on prevention versus intervention. -Darell Hammond

In neighborhoods without a usable park or playground, the incidence of childhood obesity increases by 29 percent. -Darell Hammond

If the childhood obesity epidemic remains unchecked, it will condemn many of our kids to shorter lives, as well as the emotional and financial burdens of poor health. -Richard Carmona

Actions, such as the designation of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, spring from First Lady Michelle Obama's leadership of efforts to end childhood obesity within this generation. -Richard Carmona

Tell people that biology and the environment cause obesity and they are offered the one thing we have to avoid: an excuse. As it is, people who see more fat people around them may themselves be more likely to gain weight. -Andrew Lansley

We must not constantly talk about tackling obesity and warning people about the negative consequences of obesity. Instead we must be positive – positive about the fun and benefits to be had from healthy living, trying to get rid of people's excuses for being obese by tackling the issue in a positive way. -Andrew Lansley

People love information. Right now in our society, we have an obesity epidemic. Because for the first time in history, we have access to food whenever we want, we don't know how to control ourselves. I think we have the exact same problem with information. -Marco Arment

Contradictory as it seems, malnutrition is a key contributor to obesity. -Madeleine M. Kunin

As an anti-hunger advocate, I found the perplexity of the obesity problem and the hunger problem existing side-by-side in our increasingly global food system begged further investigation. -Ellen Gustafson

Here's how I see obesity: as a symptom. The larger problem is over-consumption. In a society that identifies consumption with patriotism, valorizes 'growth' above all else and assigns status according to how much you consume, we compete with each other to see who can consume the most. -Emily Levine

I think governments will increasingly be tempted to rely on Silicon Valley to solve problems like obesity or climate change because Silicon Valley runs the information infrastructure through which we consume information. -Evgeny Morozov

Cities simply don't have the powers they need to radically innovate in cutting obesity or the number of disaffected teenagers. -Geoff Mulgan

Things like depression and obesity are global challenges. -Jane McGonigal

If your DNA profile puts you at a higher risk of developing obesity, that doesn't mean it's your fate. You can take control of the environmental side of the equation and reduce your overall lifetime risk by a lot. -David Agus

It is said that the way to prevent obesity is not to allow kids to become overweight in the first place. But it takes a multi-pronged approach that has to start with parents. Kids are just too young to understand the consequences of obesity. -Lisa Ling

The infant mortality rates are insanely high. The obesity epidemic is on the rise. It is all related. -Kimberly Williams-Paisley

Getting kids moving is a key factor in tackling obesity and health problems among the young. -Magnus Scheving

The way you really find out about the performer's seriousness about the cause is how long they stay with it when the spotlight gets turned off. You see a lot of celebrities switch gears. They go from the environment to animal rights to obesity or whatever. That I don't have a lot of respect for. -Robert Redford

I'm not a flag waver for obesity. It's not healthy, and you have a crap life because there is such a downer on it. -Jo Brand

Hunger and malnutrition have devastating consequences for children and have been linked to low birth weight and birth defects, obesity, mental and physical health problems, and poorer educational outcomes. -Marian Wright Edelman

Everything that has to do with food is sensuous. In the United States, however, we are eating all the time. We have a problem with obesity. And yet, we don't enjoy food that much. -Isabel Allende

I am excited to share my archive pictures and footage. I'll also share announcements about current events and success stories from the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation to help fight diabetes and child obesity. -Sugar Ray Leonard

We struggle with eating healthily, obesity, and access to good nutrition for everyone. But we have a great opportunity to get on the right side of this battle by beginning to think differently about the way that we eat and the way that we approach food. -Marcus Samuelsson

We can all agree that government can't solve the obesity crisis alone. It's an ongoing issue that will require a collaborative effort across private and public sectors if we want to see some long-term success. -Marcus Samuelsson

Commercials are not the only exposure that obesity gets on TV. It is by no means a rarity on the wonderful Judge Judy's show when both plaintiff and accused all but literally fill the screen. -Dick Cavett

Progress among the youngest children is especially important because we know that preventing obesity at an early age helps young people maintain a healthy weight into adulthood. -Risa Lavizzo-Mourey

The causes of obesity are varied and complex, but the lack of daily physical activity is an important factor. -Risa Lavizzo-Mourey

Why give chemotherapy or even antibiotics to people with end-stage Alzheimer's disease? Keep them pain free and clean, love them but don't automatically try to get the last technology-produced breath from them. Start a preschool program instead or do something about the atrocious state of obesity in our children. -Richard Lamm

We're fit, we're healthy, we eat right, we work out. 'Plus size model' does not mean that we're not healthy. Plus size is not glamourising obesity: it's about empowering. The message behind the fashion is feeling confident in whatever you're wearing. -Hayley Hasselhoff

I got into being vegan because I was simply looking to benefit from being more compassionate. I have since come to learn that it is an animal-based diet that is responsible for the overwhelming majority of cases of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, multiple sclerosis, and all kinds of other problems. -Steve-O

People who lie to themselves about investing are the same as overweight people who blame their genes for their obesity. -Robert Kiyosaki

Do you remember campaigns like 'Keep America beautiful'? What about 'Buckle up'? I believe we need an approach like this to attack obesity. Let's be a good industry that does 100% of what it possibly can – not grudgingly, but willingly. -Indra Nooyi

Each and every one of us has unknowingly played a part in the obesity problem. -Indra Nooyi

There's no reason that America should be No. 1 in obesity; we have the greatest country in the world. -John Salley

I think Michelle Obama is on the right track with her Let's Move campaign to bring down childhood obesity. She and I come from the same state, Illinois, which is number four in the nation for obese children. One out of five Illinois children are considered obese. Not overweight, obese. And two-thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese. -Aaron Schock

I would love to speak with First Lady Michelle Obama about the addictive component of obesity. -Jane Velez-Mitchell

There are definitions of morbid obesity. Doctors define it. -Jane Velez-Mitchell

Why are kids being inundated with food that is not good for them, when we're suffering from an obesity crisis? Is the U.S. government talking out of both sides of its mouth, promoting bad food while telling us not to eat it? -Jane Velez-Mitchell

My reason and inspiration to lose weight and stay fit is my youngest son, Anant, who is fighting obesity. I would like to be an example for him. -Nita Ambani

One thing that makes me very happy is to see the growing activism among chefs in America. Chefs like Tom Colicchio, Bill Telepan, and Rachel Ray and food writers like Michael Pollan have gone to Congress, indeed sometimes even have testified before Congress, have lent this support to Mrs. Obama's effort to combat childhood obesity. -Jose Andres

We're all moving at such a high rate that we have to grab the frozen dinners and the McDonald's. We can't make it a way of life – we have to get back to real, simple, clean good foods. It will save our lives on so many levels; not just spina bifida, but obesity, diabetes, everything. Food is our medicine. -Nicole Ari Parker

Economists at the National Bureau of Economic Research and University of Chicago persuasively argue that one of the biggest reasons for the nation's current obesity epidemic is that food is now so much cheaper and easier to prepare. -Charles Duhigg

Sugary drinks are blamed for increasing the rates of chronic disease and obesity in America. Yet efforts to reduce their consumption through taxes or other measures have gone nowhere. The beverage industry has spent millions defeating them. -Robert Reich

I am not a member of Fat Liberation, nor do I think that obesity is healthy. But I do believe that in many ways my life has been a more charmed and happy one because I was always large. -Maeve Binchy

It's interesting because we live in a country where the obesity is so enormous. And then the reflection on the runways is girls that are so thin. So there's two extremes that are almost like a reflection of themselves, and it's very hard to be in the middle with girls that are just healthy. -Nina Garcia

As a native Washingtonian, I am well aware that childhood obesity is a real problem in our nation's capital. -Daniel Snyder

The Redskins have been active champions in the fight against childhood obesity through our commitment with the NFL Play 60 program. -Daniel Snyder

Biology sets the context, and that is critical, but obesity still boils down to whether a person eats too much or exercises enough. -Robin Marantz Henig

Our cultural discussion of fat bodies and how we clothe them has nothing to do with health concerns, the obesity epidemic, or the comfort of fat people. It has everything to do with what we expect from women, what we've been told by the fashion industry, and the value we place on 'perfect' bodies. -Jennifer Armintrout

Once you avoid the things that accelerate aging like smoking, obesity, excessive alcohol consumption, and excessive sun exposure, you've done about as much as you can to influence your aging process. -S. Jay Olshansky

Fixing obesity is going to require a change in our modern relationship with food. I'm hopeful that we begin to see a turnaround in this childhood obesity epidemic. -S. Jay Olshansky

By eating many fruits and vegetables in place of fast food and junk food, people could avoid obesity. -David H. Murdock

I really do believe that America has this weight problem – obesity issues – and we have all these diseases that we get – heart disease, cancer, diabetes, autoimmune diseases – that are primarily lifestyle diseases. -John Mackey

The mechanical food system externalizes a lot of costs like obesity or Type 2 diabetes. -Joel Salatin

Kids see cooking as a creative outlet now, like soccer and ballet. It gives me hope that things like fast food, childhood obesity and the horrible state of school lunches can be addressed by kids and their parents. -Graham Elliot

I finally admitted that obesity and diabetes were part of a life-threatening legacy – and I had to deal with that reality or die. -Stephen Furst

The problem with the standard American diet, a primary cause of our current obesity epidemic, is the fact that the majority of foods consumed are high in calories and low in micronutrients. -Joel Fuhrman

Excess body fat alters the levels of the hormones insulin, leptin, and estrogen, and these factors are believed to be responsible for the acceleration of pubertal timing by obesity. -Joel Fuhrman

A high nutrient diet, if widely adopted, could bring millions of people in touch with true hunger, and stop the proliferation of obesity and preventable chronic disease. -Joel Fuhrman

You take away the handicap of obesity, and this person becomes someone else. Take a jolly fat man for instance. You talk to him, and his heart is breaking. He wants to be thin. -Jean Nidetch

The San Gabriel Valley, stretching from Pasadena to Pomona, is especially starved for open space. The valley has a rich array of ethnically diverse communities, but it also has some of the highest rates of childhood obesity and diabetes in the state. -Frances Beinecke

In the nineteen-eighties, rates of obesity started to rise sharply in the U.S. and around the world. By the nineteen-nineties, obesity reached epidemic proportions. -John Seabrook

We still don't know what evolutionary significance to attach to it, but it is at the very least interesting that a telomere gene is related to obesity. -María Blasco Marhuenda

This country must break the cycle of childhood obesity. Unless we reverse course, this epidemic will continue to put more of our children and the future of our nation at risk. -Marcia Fudge

Promoting healthy lifestyles and encouraging fitness are so important for our children's development and reducing the nation's epidemic of childhood obesity. -Marcia Fudge

Europeans fought for shorter workdays, more vacation time, family leave, and all these kinds of things. Those haven't been priorities in America: it's been about money. You see, in the countries that fought for time, they cook more often; they have less obesity. There are real benefits to having time. -Michael Pollan

I sometimes worry that by encouraging so many more people to try their hand at baking through 'The Great British Bake Off,' I'm going to find myself in court one day charged with accelerating the national epidemic of obesity! To which I will plead not guilty. A slice of Victoria sandwich is never going to harm anyone. -Paul Hollywood

You can be predisposed genetically, but it's not a sentence. I'm genetically predisposed, but I manage my weight. The root of obesity, though, is usually emotional. The poor habits are a symptom of a deeper emotional issue. -Jillian Michaels

People come into McDonald's two to three times a month – to extrapolate that to the cause of obesity is a real stretch. -Steve Easterbrook

I considered obesity a disease. It can destroy you from within. It almost destroyed me, and I do not want that to happen to anybody. -Arjun Kapoor

I care a lot about big food and everyone's right to healthy, nutritious food and what's caused obesity in America and obesity in children in America. -Laura Dern

Educators and school personnel work on the front lines of childhood obesity, but every day they face the challenges of budget cuts, mandated tests, rushed lunch periods, and a decrease in time for physical activity. -Dean Ornish

An Asian way of eating and living may help prevent and even reverse the progression of coronary heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, prostate cancer and breast cancer. Incorporate more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, soy products and fish in your diet. Eat at home more with your family and friends. -Dean Ornish

Many problems are so complex that even if we had the money to fix them, we wouldn't know how to do it. Fixing inner-city schools, reducing obesity, creating peace in the Middle East are just a few examples. -Richard Thaler

As a late teenager, I had some puppy fat on me, and I noticed that I could put on weight. I have always been very disciplined because my mother was very beautiful, a very pretty woman, but she was immobilised by obesity. At her biggest, she was about 17 stone. And she was always on some sort of fad diet. -Trudie Styler

Poor diet and sedentary behaviour have led to an increase in obesity and lifestyle-related disease and a huge rise in chronic medical conditions. -Frans van Houten

The 'truthiness' of Trump's so-called facts, the questions he posed on President Obama's nationality or jobs destroyed by free trade, has the same effect as dueling scientists on issues such as obesity or climate change. -Richard Edelman

When I post a photo from a 'good angle,' I receive criticism for looking smaller and selling out. When I post photos showing my cellulite, stretch marks, and rolls, I'm accused of promoting obesity. -Ashley Graham

Gaming is our cultural bogeyman – we blame it for everything from child obesity to violence to short attention spans. But any explanation that fits every situation ultimately explains nothing. -Naomi Alderman

Despite all the attention paid to the obesity epidemic and the growing prevalence of preventable diseases, in the U.S. – as a society and as an industry – we've made health hard, even as our daily lives become easier. -Bruce Broussard

As the issue of youth fitness – from obesity to proper exercise regimens – takes on more resonance in schools and communities across the country, CrossFit Kids and other preschool fitness programs are raising questions about when and how children should start playing organized sports or hitting the gym. -Mary Pilon

It is no secret, of course, that people have strong feelings about fat – feelings that seem only to have been inflamed by the sense, in western countries, that there is an obesity crisis afoot. Concerns about health have mutated into a kind of panic attending any mention of fat people at all. -Michelle Dean

I don't know why we have this shame about obesity, but it's kind of a good thing that we have this shame about obesity – we shouldn't accept the fact that everyone is obese. -Max Joseph

Yoga can get at the roots of issues that cause behaviors leading to obesity, heart disease, and stress. -Tara Stiles

Issues like obesity do, as you well know, have a knock-on effect to diabetes. So we all are better off if we invest early in prevention. -Jacinda Ardern

I've said in the past that if I were Prime Minister, I would ban obesity. -Katie Hopkins

The weight loss came about because a buddy of mine who was diagnosed with diabetes because of his obesity told me that I was fat. And I started laughing, and he was like, 'No seriously, you're fat.' And I said, 'Oh wow, really.' -Carlos Mencia

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