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...



OAC Urges the FDA to Protect Consumers from Unsafe Weight-loss Supplements

For Immediate Release: April 8, 2015 For More Information: James Zervios Vice President of Marketing and Communications (800) 717-3117 jzervios@obesityaction.org Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Urges the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to Protect Consumers from Unsafe Weight-loss Supplements Tampa, Fla. – In response to new research that found BMPEA1 (an...



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 Welcomes Amber Huett-Garcia, MPA, BS, as Vice-chairman of the Coalition and Sarah Bramblette to the National Board of Directors

Tampa, Fla. – The OAC is proud to announce Amber Huett-Garcia, MPA, BS, as Vice-chairman of the Coalition. Amber is a longtime OAC member and has served on the OAC National Board since 2012. She is the past-Chair of the OAC Convention Planning Committee where she led for three years...



OAC Gives back in Honor of #GIVINGTUESDAY by Giving Away 250 Free OAC Memberships

Tampa, Fla. – Today, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) has taken the challenge of #GivingTuesday and announced it is giving away 250 FREE memberships in the OAC. The OAC recognizes that not every individual with a need and desire to join the nation’s strongest coalition for individuals with obesity is...



OAC Member, Sarah Bramblette, Wins HealthCentral.com’s LiveBold Anti-Stigma Photo Contest

Tampa, Fla. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is excited to announce that OAC member, Sarah Bramblette of Portsmouth, Ohio, is the first place winner in the Health Central Live Bold Anti-Stigma Photo Contest. Ms. Bramblette, an OAC member since 2012, shared with the world an in-depth look at her...



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