YWM2014 – September 25 – 28, 2014 – Orlando, FL

The OAC’s 3rd Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention is less than two months away, and the OAC staff is counting down the days until we see some familiar faces and many new faces joining us for what promises to be the best YWM Convention yet! There are many...



Stigma in Children’s Healthcare

I was talking with one of my public health students, the mother of an eight-year-old, when she told me that she was worried about taking her little girl to the doctor. She was embarrassed because she knew the doctor was going to tell her that her child was “overweight.”...



Convention Scholarship Program

The Obesity Action Coalition’s decision to take on the Your Weight Matters Convention to give our members an in-person, top-notch education experience is one of the greatest endeavors I have ever had the pleasure of being involved. It was a few days into my tenure on the National Board...



Get to Know Us

Thank you to all of you who viewed each of our Get to Know Us blog entries. The OAC National Board of Directors and staff greatly enjoyed the chance to give you an inside-look at how we all became involved with the OAC and share some personal moments as...



Get to Know Us – Tracy Martinez, RN, BSN, CBN

1. How did you become involved with the OAC? I learned about the OAC when I was introduced to Joe as the new CEO. I knew he would do great things with the coalition. There is no other society of its kind, and the need for all affected is...




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