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Professional Memberships:

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (since 1967)

American School Health Association (since 1964; lifetime member) Fellow, ASHA (since 1972)

Maryland Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

CHES (#1031) The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

Selected Publications

Over 35 articles on nutrition, weight and fat control, fitness, wellness, and health education topics in various professional journals, including: Journal of School Health; School Health Review; Health Education; Nutrition News; Instructor; Current Health; and Life and Health.

Author of over 55 articles in the column: The Wellness Corner published 5-6 times/year in the Towson University Continuing Studies Chronicle and Wellness for YOUth in The Maryland Journal (MAPHERD).

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Fat Control, Inc.
Stewartstown, PA 17363
(717) 993-3550
Email - jack@fatcontrolinc.org

Fat Control, Inc. and the Wellness Farm are the brainchildren of Jack D. Osman, Ph.D., a family man; husband and father of five.
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Jack D. Osman, Ph.D.

In his career as an educator, Jack has taught Health Education at the University of Maryland, Ballou High School (Washington, D.C.), The Ohio State University and (for the past 32 years) Towson University.

Dr. Jack (as his students call him) loves a life of diversity which includes: sweetpotato farming, vegetable gardening, jogging, swimming, power walking and tinkering in the workshop. During the summers, he teaches swimming and lifeguarding at The Wellness Farm Pool.

He has cooked up some "interesting" recipes -- (often using sweetpotatoes).  Jack's real passion is teaching and implementing technology into the teaching/learning process. 

An elder in a local church,  he endeavors to integrate the spiritual into his everyday life. "We are spiritual beings ... having a temporary earth-bound experience." 

Jack and his family reside at the Wellness Farm, a 63-acre facility just across the Mason Dixon Line in Pennsylvania.

Jack has published the following books:

Thin From Within: Values Clarification in Weight Control, NY: Hart Publishing, 1976.

American Medical Joggers Association Runner’s Diary, N. Hollywood, CA: AMJA, 1979.

Thin From Within: Vegetarian Edition, Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Pub., 1981.

Fat Fat Fat: A Threefold Look at Fat Control, Towson, MD: Fat Control, Inc., 1984.


The Wellness Farm offers events and seminars throughout the year on the topics of health and wellness. In addition, seasonal memberships are available to the Wellness Farm pool.

For more information, directions, and a list of upcoming events, click here.


Copyright 2003, Fat Control, Inc.