Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Welcomes Amber Huett-Garcia, MPA, as New Board Chairwoman for 2016

Tampa, Fla. – The OAC is pleased to welcome Amber Huett-Garcia, MPA, as Chairwoman of the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC). As a longtime supporter and advocate for the OAC, and a recipient of the 2014 OAC Chairman’s Award, Ms. Huett-Garcia has assisted greatly with the growth of the Coalition....



Obesity Action Alert – January 2016

Reflect with Us on Our Success from 2015 – OAC Year in Review Along with celebrating our first 10 years as the leading organization fighting for individuals affected by the disease of obesity, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) had a great year in 2015. We continued our mission of...



Obesity Action Alert – December 2015

Celebrate Giving Tuesday with the OAC! More than 93 million Americans are affected by obesity. We will continue to work to support these individuals by ensuring they are treated with dignity and respect, they have access to safe and effective treatment options and they are provided with the right...



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...



OAC Applauds Instagram and Tumblr for Banning “Project Harpoon” and “Thinner beauty” Accounts

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) applauds Instagram and Tumblr for banning the recently created “Project Harpoon” (also known as “Thinner Beauty”) accounts. “The OAC was very excited to learn of the swift action among social media leaders in their removal of ‘Project Harpoon’ accounts. ‘Project Harpoon’ is a clear...



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 Launches “Ban the F word” Movement to End Fat-shaming

Tampa, Fla. – The OAC has launched a national movement – “Ban the F Word” – aimed at putting an end to fat-shaming. The movement is anchored by an online petition that individuals are encouraged to sign, pledging their support to raise awareness of fat-shaming and put an end to...



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...



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