OAC, Rudd Center and TOS Release Media Guidelines

Tampa, Fla. – Today, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and The Obesity Society (TOS) released newly-drafted guidelines aimed at educating media representatives on how to appropriately discuss the disease of obesity in the media. The guidelines focus on areas of journalistic reporting...

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.

OAC Calls on Boy Scouts of America to Revise BMI Policy

Tampa, Fla. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is calling on the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to revise its body mass index (BMI) criteria for participating in the BSA 2013 National Jamboree. Currently, the BSA’s policy excludes scouts with a BMI of 40 or higher from participating in the...

OAC Debuts New Blog Series on Weight Bias

Tampa, Fla. – On June 1, the OAC unveiled a new blog series, authored by Melinda J. Watman, BSN, MSN, CNM, MBA, on the topic of weight bias. The series takes an in-depth look at weight bias, perceptions about weight, personal relationships with weight and much more. To view more of...

March 2013 – News from the OAC

Your Weight Matters 2013 Convention Launch Set for March 11th The Your Weight Matters National Convention has set the mark for the premier educational event offering attendees the latest evidence-based information on weight and health. On March 11th, the OAC will unveil ALL the details for the 2013 Convention. From Convention...

Ted Kyle, RPh, Receives Award

Healthcare Advocate Ted Kyle Awarded Obesity Society Honor for Work to Fund Research, Find Treatments San Antonio, Tx. — September 20, 2012 – Upper St. Clair resident Ted Kyle, RPh, was honored today by The Obesity Society with the 2012 Atkinson-Stern Award for Distinguished Public Service, recognizing his contribution...

OAC Debuts Weight Bias Guide for Employers

The OAC is excited to debut its brand new weight bias guide, titled Weight Bias in the Workplace – Information for Employers. The focus of this guide is to educate employers on the impact of weight bias in the workplace. To view the guide and order a FREE copy,...

Citizens Medical Center Suspends BMI Requirement

Earlier today, Citizens Medical Center Chief Executive Officer, David Brown, contacted OAC President and CEO Joe Nadglowski and informed Mr. Nadglowski that their weight-based hiring policy has been suspended. This is an excellent victory for the OAC and its members! For more details, click here.

“Bias Busters” ALERT!

The OAC has just issued a “Bias Busters” Alert regarding the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) “Sit Next to a Vegan” Campaign. The OAC feels this campaign is extremely offensive toward individuals affected by obesity and we need your help to respond to PCRM. Click here for details!

OAC “Bias Busters” Needs Your Help!

The OAC has launched a nationwide petition to encourage Facebook to evaluate obesity-hate pages for violations of Facebook’s abuse policy. To learn more about this issue and sign the OAC’s petition today, click here.

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