2015 News Releases

12/1/15 Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Gives Back This Holiday Season with Donation Matching Program to Benefit Your Weight Matters National Convention Scholarship Program

11/6/15 Fat Shaming Declines, but Weight Bias Persists, Survey Finds

11/4/15 Obesity Care Advocacy Network (OCAN) Launched to Help Address the Nation’s Growing Obesity Epidemic

11/4/15 New Study Finds that Many People with Obesity Consider Themselves Healthy Despite Having Obesity-related Comorbidities

10/20/15 OAC Calls on Health and Beauty Retailers to Remove “fatgirl” Product Line from Store Shelves

10/7/15 OAC Set to Host YWMLocal-Los Angeles

9/9/15 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

8/26/15 Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Applauds Instagram and Tumblr for Banning “Project Harpoon” and “Thinner beauty” Accounts –
Activates Membership to Encourage Facebook and Twitter to Do the Same

8/24/15 Obesity Action Coalition’s 4th Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention Empowers Attendees and Paves the Way for Future Activism

7/30/15 More than 100 Members of Congress Ask for Passage of the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2015 During Medicare’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

7/6/15 OAC Launches “Ban the F word” Movement to End Fat-shaming

6/24/15 Obesity Action Coalition Calls on Public to Stand with them During 10 Year Celebration

6/4/15 The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) Coalition Applauds U.S. Lawmakers for Introducing the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2015

4/27/15 Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Releases New Your Weight Matters Campaign National Television Public Service Announcement

4/8/15 Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Urges the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to Protect Consumers from Unsafe Weight-loss Supplements

3/23/15 Your Weight Matters National Convention Aims to Provide Americans with Evidence-based Weight Management Strategies to Improve Their Health

2/18/15 OAC Debuts New FREE Your Weight Matters Campaign Poster for Healthcare Professionals

2/17/15 OAC Now Accepting Applications for the 2015 YWM National Convention Scholarship Program

2/12/15 Puerto Rican Officials Blame Parents of Children with Obesity, Consider Fines

2/12/15 Let the Journey Begin – OAC Releases Pricing Information, Registration Date Opening and Theme for YWM2015

1/5/15 OAC Welcomes Amber Huett-Garcia, MPA, BS, as Vice-chairman of the Coalition and Sarah Bramblette to the National Board of Directors

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