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June 2015

Senate Finance Committee Forms Chronic Care Working Group

Senate Reintroduces Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (S. 1509)

May 2015

House reintroduces Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (H.R. 2404)

January 2015

Budget Committee Members Press For Long-Term Picture from CBO

November 2014

Campaign to End Obesity Action Fund Applauds Members of Congress Helping to Fight Obesity's Impact on Potential Military Servicepersons

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

March 2013

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

Campaign Lauds New Report Identifying 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

November 2011

Rep. Kind & Sen. Udall introduce Healthy Kids Outdoors Act

October 2011

Action Alert: Institute of Medicine (IOM) releases guidelines on Essential Health Benefits

September 2011

Action Alert:  President Obama's deficit reduction package would cut the Prevention and Public Health Fund by more than 20 percent 

August 2011

Fit For LIFE Act Targets Childhood Obesity

July 2011

Campaign Names Children’s Hospital VP to Board of Directors

Groups Urge Protection of Prevention Fund in Budget Debate

Letter to President Obama Regarding Prevention and Public Health Fund

Campaign Names New Board Chair

June 2011

National Prevention Strategy Hailed as a Win in Fight Against Obesity

April 2011

‘Complete Streets’ Bill to Combat Inactivity

Campaign Deplores Pending Budget Cuts for Anti-Obesity Programs 

What the Different Budget Proposals Mean for Obesity Prevention and Treatment

Campaign Applauds Introduction of Safe Routes to School Act 

As ‘Workplace Wellness Week’ Progresses, New Policies Urged to Promote Work-Based Prevention & Treatment Programs

Obesity Prevention Programs Face Threats in House 

Campaign Urges Lawmakers to Preserve Cost-Saving Obesity Prevention Measures in Health Law

March 2011

FIT Kids Act Introduced in House and Senate with Bipartisan Support to Promote Physical Activity in Children


Senate Resolution Affirms Importance of Physical Activity in Combating Obesity Epidemic and Lowering U.S. Health Care Spending

February 2011

Note to Sec. Duncan: What About Physical Activity in Schools? 


Campaign to End Obesity Action Fund: Short Term Spending Reductions on Obesity Prevention May Disadvantage Long Term Economic Gains 


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


Campaign to End Obesity Action Fund Urges Senate to Vote Against Health Care Repeal


January 2011

Campaign to End Obesity Action Fund Applauds Introduction of Sen. Harkin’s HELP America Act  

Campaign to End Obesity Action Fund, Advocacy Community, Send Urgent Call to Congress to Vote Against Health Care Repeal


Campaign to End ObesityAction Fund  Applauds USDA’s Proposed Guidelines on National School Lunch & Breakfast Programs

2010

Campaign to End ObesityAction Fund Praises Passage of Child Nutrition Reauthorization

Campaign to End Obesity Action Fund Encouraged by Steps from Food Manufacturers to Enhance Nutrition Labeling and Promote Nutrition Awareness


Facing Imminent Deadline, Campaign Urges House Passage of Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill


Campaign to End Obesity Hails Passage of Child Nutrition Reauthorization in Committee & Urges Swift Floor Action


As Congressional Hearing Debates “Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act,” Campaign to End Obesity Action Fund Urges Swift Passage


Campaign Praises House Introduction of Bipartisan Child Nutrition Measure


Campaign Applauds Strong Congressional Vote on Obesity Amendment to the Defense Bill


Childhood Obesity Task Force Report Reflects Top Priorities of Campaign to End Obesity Action Fund 


Campaign to End Obesity Action Fund Teams Up With Reps. Kind, Bono-Mack, Blumenauer and Fudge in Introduction of New Obesity Legislation 


Campaign to End Obesity Action Fund Applauds Presidential Proclamation on National Physical Fitness and Sports Month


White House Takes Major Steps to Combat Obesity: First Lady Announces "Let's Move" for Children as President Launches Interagency Task Force