YWM2016 Convention Unites, Inspires and Engages All in Attendance

Tampa, Fla. – Our Nation’s Capital, Washington, DC, played host to the OAC’s 5th Annual Your Weight MattersNational Convention, where more than 600 registrants had the opportunity to unite, inspire and engage with each other while learning from the country’s leading experts in weight management on how to better manage their weight...



OAC Launches Bias-free Image Gallery to Help Refocus the Public Perception of Obesity

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is excited to announce the launch of its brand new FREE stock image gallery. The OAC Image Gallery was created with one simple goal in mind: providing the public with a set of images free of weight bias or stigma. “Visual depictions of weight...



Healthline Selects the Obesity Action Coalition’s (OAC) Blog As one of the Best Obesity Blogs of 2016

Tampa, Fla. – For the third year in a row, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is excited to announce that the OAC Blog has been selected by Healthline as one of the Best Obesity Health Blogs of 2016. “We’re very honored to be recognized by Healthline among some of...



Register Now to Take Charge of Your Health at the 5th Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention

Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention — the leading educational conference created to provide attendees with the RIGHT information about weight and health. This year’s Convention (YWM2016) is taking place August 25-28 in Washington, DC, and it’s an event that will inspire...



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...



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