obesity

Candy Shop Offers Free Fudge to Customers Weighing Over 300 Pounds

Mardi Gras promotion causes some outrage

In honor of Fat Tuesday, Missouri's Route 66 Candy Shoppe is offering free fudge to customers who weigh over 300 pounds. Read More »

7 Ways to Prove Weight Discrimination

7 Ways to Prove Weight Discrimination

Obesity may be an official disease, but how do you prove discrimination?

The American Medical Association has declared obesity to be a disease. Will this help the overweight bring weight discrimination claims against their employers? Here are 7 ways you can prove illegal weight discrimination. Read More »

Retail Chain Under Fire After Teen Claims She Was Ousted For Being 'Too Big'

Retail Chain Under Fire After Teen Claims She Was Ousted For Being 'Too Big'

Fourteen-year old Shelby Buster says she was told to leave the store.

Fourteen-year old Shelby Buster says she was told to leave the store. Read More »

Mascot Loses Job For Not Being Fat Enough

Mascot Loses Job For Not Being Fat Enough

Lenny Berry, the "City Gent," says, "This is something I have cried over."

Lenny Berry, the "City Gent," says he has cried over losing the gig. Read More »

Confessions Of A Manhattan Nutritionist: Confronting Bingers And 'Emotional Eaters'

Confessions Of A Manhattan Nutritionist: Confronting Bingers And 'Emotional Eaters'

"Much of my job is like being a therapist," says a Manhattan-based nutritionist of her practice. Read More »

Fat And Unemployed: Is There A Connection?

Fat And Unemployed: Is There A Connection?

The high rate of obesity and unemployment are, in many ways, the two biggest problems afflicting America in 2012. It almost goes without saying, both have grown way too fast. A new study by the Robert Wood Foundation predicts that half of the country will be obese by 2030, up from one in three now. The... Read More »

Fat? This Hospital Won't Hire You

Fat? This Hospital Won't Hire You

Say you are 5 feet 10 inches tall, weigh 250 pounds, and are applying for an administrative job at a hospital. If it happens to be with the Citizens Medical Center in Victoria, Texas, then don't bother applying -- you are too heavy for their liking. Read More »

Workplace Discrimination: Not Just About Race Anymore

Workplace Discrimination: Not Just About Race Anymore

In the last year alone, a court awarded a victim of sexual harassment a record payout ($95 million), the Supreme Court dismissed the biggest civil rights class action suit in U.S. history, and people called discrimination on everything from HIV status to a peanut allergy. The number of workplace discrimination... Read More »

Battling Obesity To Stay In The Military

Battling Obesity To Stay In The Military

In 1999, Nancy McClure wanted to join the National Guard. She was 37, close to when many veterans hope to retire. The recruiter said she was too old. Two years later, she returned to that recruiter's office with two daughters who planned to enlist. McClure learned about an age waiver and promptly joined the... Read More »

More Employers Hike Health Care Costs For Smokers And Obese

More Employers Hike Health Care Costs For Smokers And Obese

Over twice as many Johnson & Johnson employees exercised last year compared to 15 years before, a third as many smoked, and less than half had high blood pressure. It was in 1995 that the health care products giant launched its wellness program. Some wellness programs are rollicking success stories.... Read More »

Long Commutes Stress Women Out More Than Men

Long Commutes Stress Women Out More Than Men

While long commutes are stressful for most, the strain hits women the hardest, according to a new study. Although women's travel times average slightly less than men's, the study found that their psychological well-being suffers more from the experience. Read More »

America Becomes Desk Potato Nation

America Becomes Desk Potato Nation

American workers are not as vital, strong and fit as they used to be. In fact, credible research shows that we have become a nation of desk potatoes -- 80 percent of our jobs are sedentary and require only light physical activity. Jobs requiring moderate physical activity accounted for 50 percent of the... Read More »

My Unemployed Life: Held Back by Obesity

My Unemployed Life: Held Back by Obesity

My name is Bob Moore, and my journey into unemployment began in 1999. I lived and worked in a small town west of Daytona Beach, Fla., when I accepted a buyout package from my employer, after nearly 17 years of service as a machinist. Read More »

The High Cost of Employee Obesity

The High Cost of Employee Obesity

According to a recent report on obesity by George Washington University's School of Public Health and Health Services, obese employees, on average, cost companies $4,879 annually for a woman and $2,646 for a man. When the value of lost life is added, the costs are even higher; $8,365 for women and $6,518 for... Read More »

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