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Jul 06, 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...


May 02, 2016, 15:45 ET Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Calls on TNT to Suspend Charles Barkley for Stigmatizing Comments Toward Individuals Affected by the Disease of Obesity

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), a more than 52,000 member-strong organization, is calling on TNT to suspend Charles Barkley for his latest...


Nov 06, 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...


Jun 04, 2015, 18:01 ET The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) Coalition Applauds U.S. Lawmakers for Introducing the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2015

Today, the leading organizations in the obesity community applauded Senators Carper (D-DE); Cassidy (R-LA); Coons (D-DE), Grassley (R-IA) Heinrich...


Mar 23, 2015, 10:48 ET Your Weight Matters National Convention Aims To Provide Americans With Evidence-Based Weight Management Strategies To Improve Their Health

 More than 93 million Americans are impacted by the disease of obesity. Along with its debilitating effects, obesity is also associated with...


Aug 26, 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...


May 01, 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...


Apr 07, 2014, 08:56 ET Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Unveils Unprecedented Agenda Of Weight-Related Topics And Line-Up Of World Renowned Experts For The 2014 Your Weight Matters National Convention

 The OAC – the nation's most powerful voice impacting individuals struggling with the disease of obesity and weight-related issues...