OAC Supports Congressional Effort to Designate the Month of September as “Childhood Obesity Awareness Month”

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In December 2009, the OAC joined with dozens of other organizations in supporting a House Resolution sponsored by Representatives Marcia Fudge (D-OH) and Kay Granger (R-TX) that would designate the month of September as “Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.”

In addition to signing on as an official supporter of the Resolution, OAC President Joe Nadglowski personally reached out to the Health Legislative staff in every Congressional office, urging them to have their legislator co-sponsor and push for passage of the Fudge/Granger Resolution.

The OAC’s support was also communicated to the senior health policy staff in the First Lady’s Office, in hopes that First Lady Michelle Obama will incorporate the Resolution into her comprehensive efforts to fight childhood obesity.

OAC members can be involved in helping to pass the Fudge/Granger Resolution. We encourage each OAC member to become actively involved in this effort to pass the Resolution.

To assist you in this grassroots campaign, we have posted an alert and sample letter that you can access on the OAC’s Legislative Action Center. Please visit the Action Center at www.capwiz.com/obesityaction/home and urge your legislators to co-sponsor the Fudge/Granger Resolution to designate the month of September as “Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.”

All it takes is a few easy clicks on the Legislative Action Center and you are on your way to helping pass this Resolution!

Organizations Supporting the Designation of the Month of September as “Childhood Obesity Awareness Month”

  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Dietetic Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Medical Group Association
  • American Sleep Apnea Association
  • American Society of Bariatric Physicians
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • American Society for Nutrition
  • Amerinet
  • BET Foundation
  • Black Women’s Health Imperative
  • Campaign to End Obesity
  • Canyon Ranch Institute
  • Center for Science in the Public Interest
  • Children’s Health Fund
  • Children’s National Medical Center
  • Children Now
  • COSHAR Foundation
  • First Focus
  • HealthCorps
  • Intl. Health, Racquet, and Sportsclub Association
  • Medical Fitness Association
  • National Association of Children’s Hospitals
  • National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
  • National Association of School Nurses
  • Natl. Association for Sport and Physical Education
  • National Family Caregivers Association
  • National Football League (NFL)
  • Natl. Football League (NFL) Players Association
  • National Indian Health Board
  • National Latina Health Network
  • National League of Cities
  • National Medical Association
  • Obesity Action Coalition
  • Obesity Society
  • Partnership for Prevention
  • Richard Simmons’ Ask America PE Crusade
  • ShapeUp America
  • STOP Obesity Alliance
  • Trust for America’s Health
  • U.S. Preventive Medicine, Inc.
  • Voices for America’s Children
  • YMCA of the USA
  • YWCA USA


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