OAC Calls on Boy Scouts of America to Revise BMI Policy

Tampa, Fla. – 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 the BSA 2013 National Jamboree. Currently, the BSA’s policy excludes scouts with a BMI of 40 or higher from participating in the...



YWM2013 – Rise to the Challenge

Tampa, Fla. –Recently, the American Medical Association brought heightened attention to the obesity health crisis in our country by classifying obesity a disease. With this monumental step forward, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is shifting the focus on the individual affected and invites ALL Americans who struggle with their weight...



OAC in the News

The OAC received a great deal of media attention this week regarding the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act and the American Medical Association’s classification of obesity as a disease. To view the various media stories covering the OAC and these two topics, please click the below links: CNN  Newsmax...




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