Obesity Children’s Clinic

child obesity

Gabriel Omans stands on a scale on July 16, 2012 in Anniston, Ala. Omans wants to run faster, play harder, make the teammates in his youth baseball league proud. The 8-year-old Anniston boy has high hopes for next season: racing around the bases, running faster than people who used to leave him in the dust. But at 4-foot-4 and 130 pounds, Gabriel is obese. His weight slows him down, his mother Lisa Omans says. It keeps him from running fast, Gabriel says. (AP Photo/Trent Penny-The Anniston Star)