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Feb 20, 2013, 11:42 ET

Consumer/Health Groups Urge Treasury Department to Act in 2013 to Require Standardized, Comprehensive Labeling of Alcoholic Beverages

Letter to Treasury Secretary-Designate Jack Lew Cites Recent Federal Trade Commission Order as Setting the Stage for Final Action More than...

Dec 14, 2011, 08:00 ET

National Group Urges HHS to Classify Obesity Counseling and Treatment as Essential Health Benefits

Shape Up America! Wants to Extend Medicare Coverage for Obesity Treatment to All Obese Americans As the Department of Health and Human...

Feb 08, 2011, 16:52 ET

Shape Up America! Calls on FDA to Keep the Name 'High Fructose Corn Syrup'

Raises Concerns That a Name Change May Deter Consumers From Taking Steps to Reduce Their Risk of Obesity As the Food and Drug Administration...

Nov 09, 2009, 07:00 ET

15 Million Americans at Greatest Risk of Disease/Death Have Been Left Out of Health Reform Debate

National Obesity and Public Health Leaders Are Pressing Congress to Address Health Needs of the Morbidly Obese As the House of Representatives...

Apr 23, 2009, 07:00 ET

Consumer/Nutrition Groups Urge Obama Administration and Congress to Update Alcohol Policies for the 21st Century

Organizations Issue Four-Step Plan Calling for Mandatory Alcohol Labeling and More Resources to Combat Underage Drinking A coalition of public...

Dec 12, 2008, 08:00 ET

Consumer/Health Groups Call for Meaningful Change in How Treasury Department Regulates Alcohol Labeling

Even as the Obama Administration sets its sights on stabilizing and strengthening the U.S. economy, a coalition of public interest groups today...

Apr 22, 2008, 01:00 ET

Video: Consumer/Health Groups Unite in Pressing for a Final Rule Mandating a Standardized, Useful Alcohol Facts Label

WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of public interest groups today called for the federal government to end 30 years of...

Jan 22, 2008, 00:00 ET

New Research Shows Public Wants Alcohol Content Listed On Labels for Beer, Wine and Distilled Spirits

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Treasury Department's Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) considers public...

Aug 22, 2007, 01:00 ET

Iowans Urged to Come Together at Statewide Summit to Find Solutions to Childhood Obesity Crisis

Children WHO: Shaping America's Youth (SAY), Iowans Fit for Life, The Partnership for Better Health, and hundreds of...

Aug 06, 2007, 01:00 ET

Iowans Urged to Come Together at Statewide Summit to Find Solutions to Childhood Obesity Crisis

DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Iowa residents are invited to come together on August 25 to discuss solutions to the alarming issue of...

Jul 03, 2007, 01:00 ET

Leading Obesity Experts Consider Role of Waist Circumference Measurement and Cardiometabolic Risk

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shaping America's Health: Association for Weight Management and Obesity Prevention, The...

May 11, 2007, 01:00 ET

Update: Chicagoans Urged to Come Together to Find Solutions to City's Childhood Obesity Crisis

CHICAGO, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago residents are invited to come together on May 19 to discuss solutions to the alarming issue of childhood...

May 10, 2007, 01:00 ET

Chicagoans Urged to Come Together to Find Solutions to City's Childhood Obesity Crisis

CHICAGO, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago residents are invited to come together on May 19 to discuss solutions to the alarming issue of childhood...

Apr 16, 2007, 01:00 ET

Philadelphians Asked to Sound Off on Childhood Obesity!

PHILADELPHIA, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to address an epidemic that defies a "quick fix," Shaping America's Youth(R) (SAY(R)) has...

Mar 22, 2007, 01:00 ET

Philadelphian's Strongly Urged to Weigh in on Childhood Health Crisis

PHILADELPHIA, March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Excessive weight in children is causing weight-related diseases to skyrocket. Going beyond merely...

Dec 06, 2006, 00:00 ET

Former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona Named Chairman of Shape Up America!

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Two former U.S. Surgeon Generals are joining forces to address one of the most pressing health threats facing...

Nov 01, 2006, 00:00 ET

Shaping America's Youth Challenges Americans Working to Reduce Childhood Overweight to Participate in Online Registry

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Shaping America's Youth(R) (SAY), the national cross-sector initiative directed at improving nutrition and...

Apr 18, 2006, 01:00 ET

Typical American Lifestyle Tied To Shorter Life Expectancy For Children

DALLAS, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- This Saturday, April 22, Dallas, Texas will be the site of a massive grassroots community-wide effort to...

Apr 18, 2006, 01:00 ET

Shaping America's Youth(R) Welcomes the American Academy of Family Physicians as Partner in Fight Against Childhood Overweight and Inactivity

PORTLAND, Ore., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Shaping America's Youth(R) (SAY), a national cross-sector initiative focused on promoting childhood...

Mar 15, 2006, 00:00 ET

Shaping America's Youth(R) Selects Dallas, Texas as Location to Convene Town Meeting to Address the Epidemic of Overweight, Inactive Children

DALLAS, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Dallas has been selected as the site of a Shaping America's Youth(R) 21st Century Town Meeting(R), a massive...

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