2015 News Releases

Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Gives Back This Holiday Season with Donation Matching Program to Benefit Your Weight Matters National Convention Scholarship Program
in 2015 News Releases, News Releases on December 1, 2015

Tampa, Fla. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is celebrating the “season of giving” by giving back to one of the organization’s key educational initiatives – The Your Weight Matters National Convention Scholarship Program. Throughout the month of December, the OAC will be working to make quality education accessible to more individuals by matching all
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New study finds that many people with obesity consider themselves healthy despite having obesity-related comorbidities
in 2015 News Releases, News Releases on November 6, 2015

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4, 2015 — Initial data from Awareness, Care & Treatment In Obesity Management (ACTION), the first nationwide U.S. study to investigate barriers to obesity management, will be presented on November 6 at ObesityWeek 2015, the 3rd annual combined congress of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and The Obesity Society.
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Obesity Care Advocacy Network Launched to Help Address Nation’s Growing Obesity Epidemic
in 2015 News Releases, News Releases on November 4, 2015

Los Angeles, Calif. – Today, during the 2015 ObesityWeek, leading healthcare organizations announced the formation of a new advocacy network, the Obesity Care Advocacy Network (OCAN). The Founding members, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the Endocrine Society, Novo
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OAC Calls on Health and Beauty Retailers
in 2015 News Releases, News Releases on October 20, 2015

Tampa, Fla. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), along with supporting organizations, are encouraging health and beauty retailers nationwide to remove all BlissWorld, LLC, “fatgirl” products, such as “fatgirlslim,” “fatgirlsleep,” “fatgirlscrub” and others from store shelves and Web sites, as they greatly perpetuate weight bias and stigmatization. “The ‘fatgirl’ line of products manufactured by BlissWorld,
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OAC Set to Host YWMLocal – LA
in 2015 News Releases, News Releases on October 7, 2015

On Saturday, November 7, 2015, the OAC will host YWMLocal – Los Angeles 2015, an event presented in conjunction with ObesityWeek 2015, and in partnership with The Obesity Society and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Los Angeles and surrounding area residents are welcome to attend this FREE event focusing on providing the
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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
in 2015 News Releases, News Releases on September 9, 2015

Tampa, Fla. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), and its more than 50,000 members, are calling on ABC Television Group and parent company Disney to remove fat-shaming content from the “Dr. Ken” show, set to debut this October. “After viewing the trailer for the show, it’s apparent that ABC is treating the disease of obesity
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OAC Applauds Instagram and Tumblr for Banning “Project Harpoon” and “Thinner beauty” Accounts
in 2015 News Releases, News Releases on August 26, 2015

Tampa, Fla. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) applauds Instagram and Tumblr for banning the recently created “Project Harpoon” (also known as “Thinner Beauty”) accounts. “The OAC was very excited to learn of the swift action among social media leaders in their removal of ‘Project Harpoon’ accounts. ‘Project Harpoon’ is a clear example of the
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OAC’s 4th Annual YWM Convention Empowers Attendees and Paves the Way for Future Activism
in 2015 News Releases, News Releases on August 24, 2015

Tampa, Fla. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) welcomed 575 registrants to the Lone Star State for three full days of education, advocacy and support. In its fourth year, the Your Weight Matters National Convention empowered those in attendance to recognize the complexities of obesity and stand with the OAC. The theme for YWM2015, Our
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More than 100 Members of Congress Ask for Passage of the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2015
in 2015 News Releases, News Releases on July 30, 2015

Tampa, Fla. – The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) of 2015 (HR 2404 and S 1509) continues to gain momentum with 101 members of the House of Representatives and 10 members of the Senate co-sponsoring this important legislation. The Act, originally introduced by Representatives Paulsen (R-MN); and Kind (D-WI); and Senators Carper (D-DE) and
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