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...



OAC Joins Forces with the YMCA of Central Florida to Tackle the Obesity Epidemic

Tampa, Fla. – Today, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and the YMCA of Central Florida are proud to announce an exciting new partnership aimed at educating the public about obesity, health and wellness and much more. With synergistic missions focused on overall health, the partnership is a proactive step forward...



OAC Launches Convention Scholarship Program

Tampa, Fla. – Today, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) launched the Convention Scholarship Program giving individuals the opportunity to attend the nation’s PREMIER Convention that empowers and arms individuals with evidence-based education to help them successfully manage their weight and health – OAC’s Your Weight MattersNational Convention. The OAC’s 3rd Annual Convention...



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...



Joe Nadglowski, President and CEO, Featured on Civic Summit

Joe Nadglowski, OAC President and CEO, was featured as a guest panelist on television program Civic Summit discussing obesity, weight-loss, weight stigma and more. To view the video segment, click here.



Winter YWMM Now Online!

The Winter 2014 issue of Your Weight Matters Magazine is now online! Check out the latest issue of the OAC’s quarterly publication by clicking here.



OAC Welcomes Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA, as Chairman

Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Welcomes Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA, as Chairman of the Coalition and Announces New Board Members for 2014 Tampa, Fla. – The OAC is pleased to welcome Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA, as Chairman of the Coalition. As a longtime OAC member, recipient of the 2012 OAC “Member...




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