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...



Research Roundup: What We Learned at ObesityWeek 2015 – Part 2

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 1

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...



How You can Get involved with National Obesity Care Week as a Member of the OAC

OAC Director of Development and Engagement Initiatives, Lindsay McGhay National Obesity Care Week is changing the way healthcare providers treat obesity, and it would not be a complete effort without the most important piece — the patients who they are treating. The OAC is a partner in this pioneer...



Creating Access to Obesity Care: How the OAC is Making an Impact

National Obesity Care Week is this year, but the Obesity Action Coalition’s (OAC) fight to improve access to care for obesity has been constant for the last 10 years. Four of the OAC’s major focuses during this fight are: Making it okay to ask for help    Unfortunately, too...



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