2010 News Releases

Obesity Organizations Encouraged by Positive Outcome for New Treatment Option
in 2010 News Releases, News Releases on December 7, 2010

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), The Obesity Society (TOS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) found encouragement in the outcome of today’s advisory committee hearing, favoring approval for the first new obesity treatment in more than 10 years. Today, the FDA Endocrine and Metabolic
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Obesity Organizations Call for a Full and Fair Hearing When the FDA Reviews New Treatments for Obesity
in 2010 News Releases, News Releases on December 6, 2010

SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Obesity Society (TOS) and the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) today called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to consider the urgent need for more tools to address the obesity epidemic facing more than 93 million Americans as they convene an advisory panel to review a
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Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Asks All Americans to Sign-on to a National Petition Calling for an End to Childhood Obesity Discrimination and Bullying
in 2010 News Releases, News Releases on September 15, 2010

Tampa, Fla. –In recognition of the month of September being declared “National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month” by President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress, the OAC is issuing a national call for all Americans to stop discriminating against and bullying children affected by obesity. The OAC is urging Americans to recognize the fight against childhood
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OAC Joins with “C.H.O.I.C.E.” Campaign to Offer 1,000 FREE OAC Memberships
in 2010 News Releases, News Releases on August 26, 2010

Tampa, Fla. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), a national nonprofit organization, has partnered with Allergan, Inc., on the Choosing Health over Obesity Inspiring Change through Empowerment (C.H.O.I.C.E.) campaign to encourage all those affected by obesity to raise their voice and sign the C.H.O.I.C.E. campaign petition. The OAC has pledged to offer 1,000 FREE one-year
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Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Coordinates Healthier Kids, Brighter Futures Initiative to Stamp out Childhood Obesity
in 2010 News Releases, News Releases on August 3, 2010

Tampa, Fla. – Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) rallies with more than 70 national organizations to lead a community response to childhood obesity, during the 2010 National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. The theme for the month is Healthy Kids, Brighter Futures. The Healthy Kids, Brighter Futures initiative educates and empowers families and youth to live healthy
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OAC Recognizes OAC Chairman’s Council Members for Outstanding Support
in 2010 News Releases, News Releases on June 3, 2010

Las Vegas, NV. – During the OAC’s 5th Annual reception, hosted in conjunction with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) 27th Annual Meeting, the OAC recognized select OAC Chairman’s Council members for their outstanding support and the OAC’s newly unveiled initiative to grow their membership to 50,000 members by June 2011. Unveiled
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OAC Celebrates Five Year Anniversary
in 2010 News Releases, News Releases on June 1, 2010

Tampa, Fla. – The OAC, an educational and advocacy organization, is proud to celebrate its five year anniversary today as the only nonprofit whose sole focus is representing and helping those affected by obesity. Today, the OAC is a 16,000 member-strong organization, led by President and CEO Joe Nadglowski and Chairperson Barbara Thompson, MLS, with
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“Your Weight Matters” Campaign Challenges the American Public to Talk to Their Doctor about Their Weight
in 2010 News Releases, News Releases on January 18, 2010

Tampa, Fla. – Hypertension, sleep apnea, diabetes, high cholesterol and stroke – these are all serious health risks associated with excess weight. In an effort to raise public awareness of excess weight and its related health risks, the “Your Weight Matters” campaign, brought to you by the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), is issuing a nationwide
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Obesity Action Coalition Calls on Insurers and Employers to Increase Access to Childhood Obesity Treatments based on Recent United States Preventative Task Force Recommendations
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Tampa, Fla. –In light of the recent recommendation of the United States Preventative Task Force (USPTF), the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is calling for all employers and insurers to add health insurance coverage of the recommended childhood obesity treatments. The recommendations of the USPTF highlight the fact that treating childhood obesity in moderate to intensive
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