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Today, two-thirds of U.S. adults and nearly one in three children struggle because they are overweight or have obesity.  The effects of the nation’s obesity epidemic are immense:  taxpayers, businesses, communities and individuals spend hundreds of billions of dollars each year due to obesity, including an estimated $168 billion in medical costs.  In fact, because of skyrocketing rates of obesity, the current generation of U.S. children are – for the first time ever – projected to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. 

The Campaign to End Obesity Action Fund advocates for changes in federal policy that will enable more Americans to eat healthy and be active, as well as those that provide appropriate medical treatment for patients.  In its work, the Campaign to End Obesity Action Fund convenes leaders from across industry, academia, patient and disease communities and public health to speak with one voice for measures to reverse the obesity epidemic and promote healthy weight in children and adults.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 2014

Reps. Ribble and Pocan: Congress Needs Better Information, Lawmakers in Washington need better long-term information to make right decisions on behalf of constituents

Budget Committee Members Seek More Accurate, Long-Term Picture From CBO

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January 2014

Leading Groups Tell Congress Tax Code Should Target Obesity Prevention, Especially in the Poorest U.S. Communities

November 2013

A Nation Becoming Unfit to Serve, by Ed Foster-Simeon, President of the US Soccer Foundation and Member of the Board of Directors of the Campaign to End Obesity Action Fund

September 2013

Campaign to End Obesity Recognizes September as Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

June 2013

Campaign to End Obesity Applauds Introduction of Legislation to Boost Health Outcomes for America's Seniors

Obesity Community and Partners Applaud Introduction of Legislation to Treat and Prevent Obesity in America

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May 2013

Campaign to End Obesity Applauds Bicameral Introduction of the FIT Kids Act

Senators Udall and Murkowski Introduce Bi-partisan 'Fit to Serve' Act to Curb Obesity's Threat to Military Readiness

April 2013

New Study Shows CBO Scoring Misses Billions of Dollars in Potential Long-Term Savings from Effective Obesity Prevention Policies

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March 2013

Campaign Applauds Legislation to Regularly Update Physical Activity Guidelines for All Americans

Campaign Lauds New Report Indentifying Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among U.S. Youth

January 2013

CEO Action Fund Applauds Harkin’s New “HeLP America”Act

December 2012

Fit for Our Future Gala and Surgeon General Showcase DC Student Efforts to Combat Obesity

Campaign to End Obesity Action Fund and Partners Applaud Rep. Kind on Introduction of Comprehensive Obesity Legislation

August 2012

Campaign Applauds New Legislation to Boost Health for America’s Seniors

July 2012

Campaign Names U.S. Soccer Foundation President & CEO to Board of Directors

June 2012

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act
ACA Obesity Prevention Measures Unchanged

April 2012

House Republicans Raid Prevention Fund

March 2012

New Study Shows Importance of Calculating
Full Cost Savings of Chronic Disease Prevention

Kind and Katen-Bahensky: The Budget Case for Combatting Childhood Obesity

Campaign to End Obesity to Release New Study Showing Importance of Calculating Full Cost Savings of Chronic Disease Prevention

February 2012

Campaign to End Obesity Action Fund Decries Shortsighted Move to Cut Prevention Fund by $5 Billion

Action Alert: Bad week for the Prevention Fund Continues

President’s Budget Presents Dangerous, Costly Setback to Obesity Epidemic, Campaign Warns

Campaign to End Obesity Action Fund Congratulates First Lady on Second Year of ‘Let’s Move!’

In Setback for Obesity Epidemic, House Transportation Committee Eliminates Programs to Increase Physical Activity

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