OAC Celebrates Inaugural National Obesity Care Week

For as long as she can remember, OAC Board Member Michelle Vicari was the “chubby girl.” She was always the biggest kid in her class—an overweight teen who gained even more during college. ­ But today, she has lost 158 pounds and is off the assortment of medications she...



Wearing Weight Bias

Why fat-shaming Halloween costumes are still around — and why they shouldn’t be Halloween costume “Anna Rexia,” Source: Refinery29.com Weight stigma comes in many forms, and a new costume promoting an eating disorder has brought attention to this issue. A popular topic of discussion this week has been a...



Food As Medicine

There was well over 4.5 trillion prescriptions filled in the United States alone in 2014, an increase from 3.9 billion in 2010 according to the IMS Health Institute. A second mass study done in 2010 by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that as children aged,...



Food and Disease

Did you know that you can influence your susceptibility to certain diseases with the very next bite of food you take? Most people know the importance of a well-balanced diet and its role in sustaining our health, energy levels, immunity, and overall functioning of the body, but to what...



How Food Builds the Body

The human body is made up of over 25 trillion cells. Similar to human life, individual cells are created — designed to accomplish a particular purpose in the body — and once their mission is complete, the cell dies. Every day, the body is at work to remove old,...



Fat-shaming – The Arguments Simply Do Not Work

The fight to end fat-shaming always seems to be instantly met with resistance. Just last week, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) took on a high-profile issue with the “Dr. Ken” show, starring real life doctor Ken Jeong. Within minutes of TMZ reporting the story, comments such as this began...



Take Action and Make a Difference!

As we bid adieu to August and welcome September with open arms, it brings us to the realization that “Convention season” really has come to a close for 2015. The anticipation leading up to YWM2015 was palpable, and each attendee left San Antonio with a renewed sense of excitement,...



Strategies for Celebrations — Holidays, Eating out and Vacations

We enjoy and look forward to the fun times in our lives – parties, celebrations, family gatherings, holidays, vacations, restaurant eating and so on. We need these times! If our lives were all work and no play, we’d feel bored and we’d enjoy our lives a whole lot less....



When Eating Becomes Contagious

Did you know that if your friends make unhealthy food choices, you’re more likely to do so as well? This works in the opposite direction too — if you happen to have health-oriented friends, you’re more likely to make healthier choices as well. In fact, research has shown that...



When Your Significant Other is Not Onboard

It’s hard to see a loved one not taking care of themselves – especially if their health is suffering. It’s natural to want them to get with the program, but as much as you love each other, your needs may be different. You may simply be at different places...



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