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03 Nov, 2016, 07:02 ET Health Plans Often Stand in the Way of Obesity Care

New research in two separate studies presented at ObesityWeek demonstrates that health plans often stand in the way of obesity care. In one...


06 Jul, 2016, 09:09 ET Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Invites the Public to Take Part in Its Free Community Health Outreach Day in Partnership with the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington and B'more Fit for Healthy Babies During the YWM Healthy Living Expo on Saturday, August 27

The OAC, along with the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington and B'more Fit for Healthy Babies, led by the Baltimore City Health Department and Family...


06 Nov, 2015, 11:56 ET Fat Shaming Declines, but Weight Bias Persists, Survey Finds

 Released at this year's ObesityWeek in Los Angeles, leaders in the field of obesity presented new data that gives a first-hand look at public...


07 Oct, 2015, 11:52 ET Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Set To Host Your Weight Matters Local Event In Los Angeles During ObesityWeek

 On Saturday, November 7, 2015, the OAC will host YWMLocal – Los Angeles 2015, an event presented in conjunction with ObesityWeek 2015,...


08 Oct, 2014, 11:14 ET Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Set to Host Your Weight Matters(SM) Local Event in Boston During ObesityWeek(SM)

On the heels of a highly successful Your Weight Matters National Convention, the OAC is excited to announce the debut of YWMLocal – Boston...


26 Aug, 2014, 10:29 ET Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Calls On Amazon, Apple, Google And Microsoft To Remove Fat-Shaming Apps From Online Stores

Today, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), along with supporting organizations, have issued formal letters to the leaders of Amazon.com, Apple...


31 Jul, 2014, 10:10 ET Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Joins Forces with the YMCA of Central Florida to Tackle the Obesity Epidemic

 Today, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and the YMCA of Central Florida are proud to announce an exciting new partnership aimed at educating...


13 May, 2014, 10:05 ET La Coalición de Acción Contra la Obesidad (OAC) publica en español el manual de recursos de la Campaña Su Peso Importa

Hoy OAC anunció la publicación de su versión en español del exitoso manual de recursos de la Campaña Su Peso Importa. "Con...


13 May, 2014, 09:39 ET Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Releases Spanish Version of the Your Weight Matters(SM) Campaign Toolkit

 Today, the OAC announced the release of its Spanish version of the highly-successful Your Weight MattersSM Campaign toolkit. "With more than...


01 May, 2014, 12:23 ET Obesity Action Coalition, The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and The Obesity Society Release Guidelines for Media Portrayals of Individuals Affected by Obesity

Today, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and The Obesity Society (TOS) released newly-drafted...


12 Nov, 2013, 08:43 ET Former Governor Of Wisconsin And Secretary Of Health And Human Services (HHS), Tommy G. Thompson, Brings Together Healthcare Organizations To Partner On Increasing Access To Safe And Effective Obesity Treatments

Today, more than 93 million Americans are impacted by the disease of obesity; however, a majority of them have very limited access to safe and...


09 Oct, 2013, 15:40 ET Obesity Action Coalition Releases Your Weight Matters Campaign Video PSA Encouraging All Americans To Take Charge Of Their Weight And Health

It is estimated that more than 200 million Americans are affected by excess weight or obesity. The disease of obesity is often related to many...


16 Jul, 2013, 12:12 ET Obesity Action Coalition Calls on Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to Revise the BSA's Body Mass Index Criteria for Participation in 2013 BSA Jamboree

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is calling on the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to revise its body mass index (BMI) criteria for participating in...


27 Jun, 2013, 16:04 ET National Charity Invites All Americans To Take Charge Of Their Weight And Health At The 2nd Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention - Rise To The Challenge

 Recently, the American Medical Association brought heightened attention to the obesity health crisis in our country by classifying obesity a...


19 Jun, 2013, 13:06 ET Obesity Community Supports the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2013

 On June 19, 2013, U.S. Senators, Tom Carper (D-DE) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and U.S. Representatives, Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Ron Kind...


15 May, 2013, 13:35 ET Your Weight Matters National Convention, Rise to the Challenge, Offers the American Public Evidence-Based Strategies to Improve Weight and Health

The road to weight-loss and weight management is often paved with confusing and misleading messaging, which makes improving health quite...


15 Apr, 2013, 09:01 ET Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and American College of Physicians (ACP) Announce New Free Resource for Healthcare Professionals Treating Excess Weight and Obesity

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and the American College of Physicians (ACP) are proud to unveil a brand-new free resource, "Excess Weight and...


08 Apr, 2013, 12:05 ET Obesity Action Coalition's (OAC) Your Weight Matters Campaign Prepares Adults for the Conversation of Weight with their Healthcare Provider

 The OAC is excited to announce the re-launch of the Your Weight Matters Campaign. The goal of the Campaign is to encourage a dialogue between...


07 Jan, 2013, 12:09 ET Obesity Action Coalition Releases "Understanding Your Weight-loss Options" Brochure

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is proud to debut the "Understanding Your Weight-loss Options" brochure. Developed by the nation's leading...


13 Aug, 2012, 10:52 ET Ground-breaking Weight and Health Conference Set to Take Place in Dallas, Texas, October 25-28, 2012

"Explore. Discover. Empower." – Join the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) for the Inaugural Your Weight Matters National Convention TAMPA,...


29 Mar, 2012, 11:41 ET "Explore. Discover. Empower." Obesity Action Coalition Unveils Plans to Host Inaugural Your Weight Matters Convention October 26-28, 2012 in Dallas, Texas

 "Explore. Discover. Empower." That is the title for the Obesity Action Coalition's (OAC) inaugural Your Weight Matters Inaugural...


28 Dec, 2011, 11:34 ET Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Partners with Obesity PPM on Online Educational Initiative to Increase the Understanding of the Complexity of Obesity

In January 2012, the OAC and Obesity PPM will launch a long-term online educational initiative to increase understanding of the complexity of...


14 Jul, 2011, 14:51 ET Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Debuts New Brochure Series Focusing on Type 2 Diabetes and Excess Weight

In an effort to raise awareness of the effects of excess weight on overall health, the OAC has released a new series of educational brochures....


15 Sep, 2010, 11:23 ET Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Asks All Americans To Sign-on to a National Petition Calling for an End to Childhood Obesity Discrimination and Bullying

In recognition of the month of September being declared "National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month" by President Barack Obama and the U.S....


19 Jan, 2010, 11:44 ET Obesity Action Coalition Calls on Insurers and Employers to Increase Access to Childhood Obesity Treatments Based on Recent United States Preventative Task Force Recommendations

In light of the recent recommendation of the United States Preventative Task Force (USPTF), the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is calling for all...