"Imagine the effect this would have on a middle school student already feeling self-conscious about their body," the concerned mom told Newsweek.
A teenager who weighed 270lbs at her heaviest spoke to Newsweek: "I was told it would be unsafe for me to carry and birth a child."
Experts say body mass index alone isn't an accurate reflection of how a person's weight might impact their health.
Projections by Harvard scientists show that if current trends continue, one in two American adults will be obese by 2030. One in four will be severely obese.
The "fatness" of each state has been revealed in a report compiled by WalletHub, using data from various government and academic sources.
"Increasing your walking pace in everyday life is a good way to increase fitness levels, particularly in those who are slow walkers," Professor Tom Yates told Newsweek.
Firefighters found her lying on the same "Mega Mover" tarp they'd taken her to hospital on a month earlier.
A severely obese 2-year-old only has a one in five chance of not being obese at 35.
A study in Spain found that obese and overweight children put on an exercise regimen had greater gray matter and higher test scores
Coca-Cola Zero will be rebranded to taste more like regular Coke, in a £10-million campaign investment.
Andrés Moreno Sepúlveda underwent weight loss surgery in October.
The report also showed that a high level of participants suffered from diabetes and over 27% were obese.
The Army's increasing reliance on "an ever-smaller group" of ever-expanding people "to serve and defend the country," presents a "big national security question," said Maj. Gen. Allen Batschelet.