2009 News Releases

Obesity Action Coalition Calls on PETA to Immediately End Campaign Stigmatizing Individuals with Obesity
in 2009 News Releases, News Releases on August 19, 2009

Tampa, Fla. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) has called on the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to immediately end its campaign for the promotion of vegetarianism due to its stigmatizing image and portrayal of  individuals with obesity. The OAC believes this campaign is completely inappropriate as no individual should be stigmatized
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OAC Statement on Obesity as a Disability
in 2009 News Releases, News Releases on June 17, 2009

Tampa, Florida, June 17, 2009 – Statement from Obesity Action Coalition President and CEO Joseph Nadglowski: “As a Coalition of those affected, the OAC encourages discussion around this topic of obesity and disability, as it is not clearly defined and is not simple. The determination of obesity should be based on scientific and medical factual
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OAC Applauds Mississippi Legislators and Governor Barbour for Their Efforts in Providing Access to Obesity Management Services
in 2009 News Releases, News Releases on April 28, 2009

Tampa, Fla. – On April 28, 2009, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour signed HB1530 into law, which provides medical treatment for state and school employees affected by obesity and morbid obesity. The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) would like to thank all the individuals involved with this issue for their proactive thinking in enacting HB1530. Providing Mississippi
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Obesity Action Coalition Calls on President Barack Obama to Continue Making Obesity a Top Priority in His Presidency
in 2009 News Releases, News Releases on January 22, 2009

Tampa, FL – Today, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) issued a formal letter to President Barack Obama asking him to keep obesity at the forefront of healthcare reform during his presidency. Thousands of individuals affected by obesity joined with the OAC in this effort and signed-on to the letter to ensure their voices are heard.
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