#TheReasonIGive – Because We Need More Obesity Education

by Christopher Still, DO, FACP, FTOS Medical Director, Center for Nutrition & Weight Management Director, Geisinger Obesity Institute  Why Do I Give Back to the OAC? Obesity is a disease that is still largely misunderstood by the public. In fact, many people don’t even recognize it as a disease....



#TheReasonIGive: I Don’t Want Any Other Person Affected by Obesity to Feel Alone

by Patty Nece, JD, OAC Board Member A few years ago, Dr. Scott Kahan, my obesity specialist, asked me to attend two roundtables being held by the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance. One was about helping primary care physicians treat people for obesity and the other...



#TheReasonIGive: Because there is More Work to Do

by Sarah Muntel, OAC Member and Bariatric Coordinator I gladly spend many hours each year donating my time to working with the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC). I frequently write for the OAC’s Your Weight Matters Magazine and Your Weight Matters Blog – hoping to inspire those on their weight loss...



#TheReasonIGive: I Believe in the Power of All Our Voices

- By Cassie I. Story, OAC member and educational resources contributor One summer morning nine years ago, I walked laps around the Capital lawn with hundreds of others. The morning sun graced us with its appearance, the smell of fresh cut grass floated through the air, laces were tied...



#TheReasonIGive: Because I am One of the 93 Million Affected by Obesity

- By Debera Gau, OAC member Why do I give to the OAC? Why do I give to the OAC? Before I can answer that, we have to go back – not to 2003 when the OAC story began but to 2001, the start of my story and the...



#TheReasonIGive: So Others Can Live Life to the Fullest

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is a source of support, guidance and understanding for many individuals affected by obesity. It’s an organization dedicated to empowering others and helping them live life to the fullest – no matter their story or how obesity has impacted them. Below, OAC members Jeff...



Giving Back to the OAC this Holiday Season

As we approach the 2018 holiday season, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is humbled to reflect on all of the passion and support our membership has given to us in the last year. As a 501(c) (3) National non-profit organization, we rely on our close-knit community of supporters to...



#OACchat – Speaking up and Speaking out Against Weight Bias

On Monday, October 30th in conjunction with National Obesity Care Week’s Weight Bias Day, the OAC was proud to host its first-ever Tweet Chat about recognizing, addressing and eliminating weight bias in our society. The Tweet Chat was appropriately titled: Changing the Way We Care about Obesity – it...




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