The news media shocks us on a daily basis with graphic images of war and violence across the globe. We see gruesome vidoes of mangled cityscapes and mourners in anguish. The fear of terrorism grips the globe and the cost of war weighs heavy on international treasuries. The cost of fighting terrorist and waging war has a ripple effect that spreads to the citizens of every country across the globe. Every dollar spent on weapons is a dollar taken away from medicine for the sick and food for the hungry. Every destroyed city block requires rebuilding that takes away resources for constructive pursuits. You know about these costs, but did you know that the costs of obesity are nearly as great?