The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) Reaches 150 Supporters from Congress

Tampa, Fla. – The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) reached 150 supporters from the U.S. House of Representatives after the legislation was brought up earlier this month in the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee by the bill’s Republican sponsor, Representative Eric Paulsen. This recent action at the...



Generosity Allows the OAC to Award Six Additional Convention Scholarships Allowing 16 Individuals to Attend

Overwhelming Generosity Allows the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) to Award Six Additional Convention Scholarships Allowing 16 Individuals to attend the 2016 Your Weight Matters National Convention Tampa, Fla. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is proud to announce that it has awarded 16 scholarships for individuals to attend the 2016 Your Weight Matters National...



Obesity Care Advocacy Network (OCAN) Launched to Help Address the Nation’s Growing Obesity Epidemic

During the 2015 ObesityWeek, leading healthcare organizations announced the formation of a new advocacy network, the Obesity Care Advocacy Network (OCAN). The Founding members, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the Endocrine Society,...



OAC Activates Membership to Call on ABC Television Group and Parent Company The Walt Disney Company to Remove Fat-shaming Content from “Dr. Ken” Show

Tampa, Fla. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), and its more than 50,000 members, are calling on ABC Television Group and parent company Disney to remove fat-shaming content from the “Dr. Ken” show, set to debut this October. “After viewing the trailer for the show, it’s apparent that ABC is...



YWM2015 Empowers Attendees and Paves the Way for Future Activism

Tampa, Fla. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) welcomed 575 registrants to the Lone Star State for three full days of education, advocacy and support. In its fourth year, the Your Weight Matters National Convention empowered those in attendance to recognize the complexities of obesity and stand with the OAC. The theme...



More than 100 Members of Congress Ask for Passage of TROA

Tampa, Fla. – The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) of 2015 (HR 2404 and S 1509) continues to gain momentum with 101 members of the House of Representatives and 10 members of the Senate co-sponsoring this important legislation. The Act, originally introduced by Representatives Paulsen (R-MN); and Kind (D-WI);...



OAC Calls on Public to Stand with them During 10 Year Celebration

Obesity Action Coalition Calls on Public to Stand with them During 10 Year Celebration Offers $10 Memberships for remainder of 2015 – Unveils 10 year anniversary fund Tampa, Fla. – Throughout the month of June, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) has celebrated its 10 year anniversary by providing the public...



Treat and Reduce Obesity Act Coalition Applauds Lawmakers for Introducing the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act

Tampa, Fla. – Today, the leading organizations in the obesity community applauded Senators Carper (D-DE); Cassidy (R-LA); Coons (D-DE), Grassley (R-IA) Heinrich (D-NM); and Murkowski (R-AK) and Representatives Kind (D-WI); and Paulsen (R-MN) for introducing the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2015. The House version was introduced on 5/18/2015...



Puerto Rican Officials Blame Parents of Children with Obesity, Consider Fines

The Obesity Society (TOS) and the OAC comment on a proposed bill in Puerto Rico to fine parents $500-$800 whose children are affected by the disease of obesity. To read TOS and OAC’s comment, please click here.



OAC Applauds the American Medical Association on Supporting Patient Access to Evidence-based Treatments

Tampa, Fla. – Today, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) applauds the American Medical Association (AMA) on supporting patient access to evidence-based treatments for the disease of obesity. The passage of AMA’s Resolution 111 – Patient Access to Evidence-based Obesity Services allows for the AMA to support advocacy efforts to improve...



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