In recognition of the month of September being declared "National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month" by President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress, the OAC is issuing a national call for all Americans to stop discriminating against and bullying children affected by obesity. The OAC is urging Americans to recognize the fight against childhood obesity should not include the stigmatization of the children affected. The OAC is asking all Americans to sign-on to a national petition calling for an end to childhood obesity discrimination and bullying.

Childhood obesity discrimination and bullying takes place each and every day in the United States. As a result, children find themselves negatively targeted by society. As obesity affects one in three children, there is a considerable and valid reason to be concerned about the vulnerability of our nation's youth. The consequences of weight discrimination at such a young age can have both an immediate and long term impact on a child's health and quality of life.

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