Yellow Out




Fight Obesity

Obesity

Obesity is now a global epidemic and one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century.

Obesity is now officially recognized as a disease.

Because of obesity & childhood obesity, the next generation is expected to have a shorter life span than the current one unless we fight it.

World Health Organization has recognized that prevention is the most feasible option for fighting this obesity epidemic by making the healthy choice the easy choice.

Who are we?

We are a group of physicians and community service leaders in Tulsa, Oklahoma who want to educate and empower individuals to fight obesity and promote healthy lifestyles.

Oklahoma Governor's proclamation states to "Wear Yellow" for Obesity & Childhood obesity awareness.

We help organize Obesity Awareness Walkathons to fight obesity with the magic of 5-2-1-0 and ChooseMyPlate and bring about awareness with Yellow Out.

Health Promotion & Disease Prevention

Educate to Empower everyone in the world on how to Be Healthy & Be Happy by making wise and healthy lifestyle choices by conducting obesity awareness walks wearing yellow.

Yellow Out – Promote Wear Yellow for obesity awareness. Sunshine yellow stands for:

Sun is the source of life in our world. We hope to spread the light of knowledge by world-wide walkathons for healthy lifestyles to fight obesity.

Here's how you can help:

  1. Collect a group of family, friends or colleagues
  2. Wear anything yellow; t-shirts, dress, caps, scarves
  3. Take group pictures and email it to us
  4. Walk for a mile or more - whatever is convenient
  5. Spread important messages to fight obesity including 5-2-1-0 and ChooseMyPlate
  6. Like us on the following Facebook pages:

The photos that you send us may be used to make a movie/documentary that will be published in Facebook to spread the message to help fight obesity and promote healthy lifestyles.

Please spread this message to your friends and relatives all over the world and invite them to participate.

Educational Material

Obesity

Obesity is now a global epidemic and one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. Obesity is now officially recognized as a disease and linked as cause for other diseases.

Image for Obesity linked to other diseases

5-2-1-0 concept

Image for 5 2 1 0 concept 5-2-1-0 concept was developed to fight the growing problem of obesity by 3 organizations:
  1. American Medical Association
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  3. Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Image explaining 5 2 1 0 concept
Image for Choose My Plate

Choose My Plate


ChooseMyPlate is easier to remember than the more complicated Food Pyramid.

Half your plate should be fruits & vegetables



World Logo

Around the world with brightly colored continents is a walking track with man/woman/child (family) walking to show it should be a family effort to live a healthy lifestyle and fight obesity

It also indicates that walking is one of the easiest and best ways for exercise

The rainbow colors indicate diversity in the World. Rainbow colors indicate unity in diversity. We are all together in this fight against obesity all over the world. Rainbow colors also indicate that you should eat colorful (rainbow colored) fruits and vegetables which are loaded with vitamins and minerals

The sunshine yellow color in the center indicates that we are promoting "Wear Yellow" for obesity/childhood obesity awareness similar red for heart disease and pink for breast cancer awareness

The number 12/12/12 is the day - Dec 12, 2012 when we inaugurated this event to fight obesity/childhood obesity


Reach for the Stars

The "Be Healthy Be Happy" photograph got the first prize in the Intel Photo competition in USA in 2013.