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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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Obesity Action Coalition’s 8th Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention Was a Weekend of Empowered Learning and Involvement for Changing the World for People Living with Obesity
in 2019 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on August 22, 2019

Tampa, Fla. –  The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) hosted upwards of 400 passionate health advocates during their 8th Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention & EXPO in Tampa, FL. Attendees from 34 states and five countries were empowered in their own health journeys and energized to continue changing the world for people living with obesity.
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Treat and Reduce Obesity Act Gains Support in the U.S. House of Representatives in Record Time
in 2019 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on July 16, 2019

Tampa, Fla. – The 2019 Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) (S595) (HR1530) has surpassed 100 co-sponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives with a total of 112 legislators supporting the Act. This critical legislation will provide Medicare beneficiaries with additional tools for weight management and obesity treatment. The bill provides the Centers for Medicare
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OAC Calls On Jay Leno To Publicly Apologize For Stigmatizing Comments About Obesity On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
in 2019 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on April 26, 2019

Tampa, Fla., April 26, 2019 – In response to comedian Jay Leno’s “Angry Rant” monologue on the April 25, 2019 episode of the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon regarding obesity Statement from Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) President and CEO, Joe Nadglowski: “The OAC condemns the deplorable and unacceptable comments regarding obesity that were stated by comedian Jay
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Obesity Organizations Recognize World Health Day
in 2019 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on April 5, 2019

CONTACTS: Kristin Collins, Director of Communications, The Obesity Society, [email protected] Sheree Bryant, Secretariat, European Association for the Study of Obesity, [email protected] SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Obesity Society (TOS) in the United States and the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) have partnered to increase awareness of the global impact of obesity on public health
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Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Condemns Fat-shaming of President Donald Trump
in 2019 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on February 22, 2019

Tampa, Fla., February 20, 2019 – In response to the #MaraLardAss used along with and following the release of a photograph of President Trump taken at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida shortly after his healthcare provider noted President Trump’s body mass index had climbed into the range associated with the disease of obesity. Statement from
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