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The OAC’s latest issue of Weight Matters Magazine is here!

Winter has arrived on our doorsteps, and so has the OAC’s latest issue of Weight Matters Magazine! Take a look and explore different topics on obesity, nutrition, exercise, support and much more!

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Together, Let’s Elevate Our Voices.

We believe we can affect positive change through the power of community. This is why, collectively, we raise our voices to reinforce our beliefs and demands for a better world for people affected by obesity.


Issues We Care About

Understanding Obesity

Obesity is a chronic disease that is often misunderstood by people affected by it, healthcare providers and others. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to addressing obesity. The OAC aims to build a greater understanding of the disease and science-based treatments to help individuals on their journey toward improved health.

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Weight Bias

Obesity is one of the last acceptable forms of discrimination in today’s society. People with obesity face weight bias in a lot of different ways from employment to healthcare. Raising awareness of weight bias and what to do about it is a core focus for the OAC.

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Access to Care

In the past decade, many science-based treatments for obesity have become proven, safe and effective to help people with obesity, yet millions of Americans do not have access to care. The OAC advocates on the state and federal level to increase access to care for all Americans.

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Blaming Parents and Ignoring Biology in Childhood Obesity OAC Research Reveals Big Misunderstandings
in 2019 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on November 5, 2019

Tampa, Fla. – Childhood obesity affects 13.7 million U.S. children and adolescents. A child that is affected by obesity is at risk for many additional diseases once only seen in adults, including high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. Childhood obesity is a complex disease that has many causes. But new research from the Obesity
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Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Calls on Retailers to End the Sale of “Fat” Costumes
in 2019 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on October 17, 2019

Tampa, Fla. – The OAC, a national non-profit organization with more than 65,000 members nationwide, is calling on retailers such as Target, Amazon, Spirit Halloween and others to end the sale of “fat” costumes. “When retailers sell ‘fat’ costumes, they promote weight bias and stigma. The sale of these costumes lets people think it is
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NOCW Launches September 15th!
in 2019 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on September 13, 2019

Tampa, Fla., Sept. 12, 2019 — Of the more than 100 million Americans affected by the disease of obesity, fewer than 4% receive obesity-related treatment from their healthcare provider. Having access to comprehensive obesity care can be life-changing, from the management of obesity to the reduction of symptoms of obesity-related diseases. That is why, since
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