Why Giving to the OAC is Something I Must Do

I was raised, in part, by my grandfather, who was a very strict Catholic. He went to church many times a week, prayed all the time and never ate meat on Fridays. I learned a lot from him. His philosophy was that he was put here to be an...



Why I Give – OAC Members Give Back by Spreading the Word on Weight Bias and Stigma

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) tackles numerous issues in the field of obesity, and one of these issues is weight bias and stigma. Weight stigma plays a role in everyday life, and remains a socially acceptable form of prejudice in American society that is rarely challenged. To combat this,...



Why We Give – How Organizations Show their Support for the OAC

There’s numerous ways to support the causes you care about, and sometimes that effort isn’t just made on an individual level. The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is greatly supported by our numerous members and supporters and even by various organizations, practices and companies in the field of obesity as...



Why I Give – OAC Board Members Share Why They Show their Support

The Obesity Action Coalition’s (OAC) National Board of Directors consists of 14 dedicated and hard-working individuals who have made a commitment to the OAC in many ways. Our board members volunteer at events, participate in planning committees and advocate on behalf of the organization in numerous areas, such as...



Why I Give to the OAC — and Why Others Should As Well

I am often asked why I became a bariatric nurse, and I always remember with clarity how I fell in love with my specialty. I was in a new position as a PACU (recovery room) nurse, and part of my responsibility was to conduct pre-operation visits with patients who...



Give Thanks for Your Plate

Holiday meals allow families the time to do something they rarely have time to do any other day of the year — enjoy a meal together. Everything these days is so fast paced that our mealtime too has become fast. We have been trained to eat whatever our schedule...



Be Thankful for these Healthful Holiday Options

There’s a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. One thing I know I’m most grateful for is the food on my plate. Yes, I may be biased since nutrition and health are my two obsessions, but I know many would agree that they are thankful for healthy...



Mindful Moderation over the Thanksgiving Holiday

The holidays are here, and most likely a lot is on your plate — no pun intended. Between the stress of inviting family and friends into your home, checking off the shopping list, long grocery store lines, and planning the perfect menu, who has time to watch what your...



Research Roundup: What We Learned at ObesityWeek 2015 – Part 4

ObesityWeek is an event that brings the leading experts in the field of obesity together to share their innovations and breakthroughs in their work. This educational experience provides an opportunity to ignite numerous conversations and ideas about the disease of obesity, and many discoveries are shared throughout the week-long...



Research Roundup: What We Learned at ObesityWeek 2015 – Part 3

ObesityWeek is an event that brings the leading experts in the field of obesity together to share their innovations and breakthroughs in their work. This educational experience provides an opportunity to ignite numerous conversations and ideas about the disease of obesity, and many discoveries are shared throughout the week-long...



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