Resources The Obesity Action Coalition is dedicated to giving a voice to those affected by obesity. The OAC was formed to build a nationwide coalition of patients to become active advocates and spread the important message of the need for obesity education. The Obesity Society’s mission is to better understand, prevent and treat obesity and improve the lives of those affected through research, education and advocacy. The National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry. Their stated purpose is to help members build customer loyalty, rewarding careers, and financial success. The Food Marketers Institute represents food retailers, such as groceries and supermarkets, and wholesalers, and develops and promotes policies, programs and forum. GMA, the Association of Food, Beverage and Consumer Products Companies, provides policy and issues leadership for the industry. Strategic areas of focus include bolstering consumer confidence in the food supply, health and wellness and sustainability initiatives. The Center for Science in the Public Interest is a consumer advocate group for nutrition and health, food safety, alcohol policy, and sound science. Its Nutrition Action Healthletter is the largest-circulation health newsletter in North America. The organization has frequently sparred with the food industry over health aspects and practices. QSR Magazines ranking of the top 50 restaurant chains. Food Processing magazine ranking of the top 100 food companies. WebMD provides valuable health information, tools for managing health, and support to those who seek information. Their health & diet resource delivers up to the minute information and insights concerning healthy eating and managing weight.

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