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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
in 2010 News Releases, News Releases on January 18, 2010

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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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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OAC Updates Childhood Obesity Series with BMI-for-Age Percentile Charts
in 2008 News Releases, News Releases on November 19, 2008

Tampa, FL – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is pleased to announce the update of one of its most popular educational pieces – the “Understanding Childhood Obesity” brochure and poster. This free resource now features the widely and commonly used body mass index (BMI)-for-age percentile charts. The brochure provides an in-depth look at childhood obesity,
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Bipartisan Group of 42 United States Senators Sends Strong Message to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Michael Leavitt, Urging Him to Encourage the National Institutes of Health to Update its Decade-Old Guidelines for Identification, Evaluation and Treatment of Obesity
in 2008 News Releases, News Releases on July 22, 2008

Tampa, Fla. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) applauds a bipartisan group of 42 United States Senators who today sent a strong message to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Michael Leavitt, urging him to encourage the National Institutes of Health to update its decade-old guidelines for identification, evaluation and treatment of
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History Making Obesity Awareness Event Scheduled to Take Place in Washington, DC, on June 17, 2008
in 2008 News Releases, News Releases on July 17, 2008

Tampa, FL – For the first time ever, individuals affected by obesity will have the opportunity to join together and have their voices heard. On June 17, 2008, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Foundation will host a historic awareness event, the Walk from Obesity – Walk
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