A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” This statement was originally said by Fred R. Barnard, and was actually stated as, “A picture is worth ten thousand words.” Although originally stated in reference to ads on the side of streetcars, it seems to be even more powerful when thinking...



Why You Should Give to OAC on Giving Tuesday

The OAC envisions a world where all individuals are treated with dignity and respect – a world free of weight bias. The season of giving is here and as you may have noticed, today is a particularly big day for nonprofit organizations across the globe – Giving Tuesday. On...



Why “This is Us” is Us

We live in a world where is it is not unusual for the darkness of weight bias, weight stigma and fat shaming to cast its dreary shadow over our lives. This is an unfortunate truth that those of us that have been affected by obesity face. When it comes...



Common Barriers to Maintaining Your Weight-loss After Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is a great tool which gives you a powerful leg up in the weight-loss game. However, it’s not a quick fix. You see – even post-surgery, you’re at risk for some weight regain. In fact, recent research has indicated that, depending on your initial BMI, you could...



My Experience as a Your Weight Matters Convention Scholarship Recipient

As a Your Weight Matters Convention scholarship recipient, I was extremely excited to attend the Convention in Orlando, FL and receive the opportunity to learn more about healthy weight, mindful choices and fun exercise. The reason I applied for a scholarship to the Convention was because I am a...



Give2OAC: Support the OAC’s Advocacy Efforts

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) has worked on a number of efforts this year to improve access to the treatments of obesity. We’ve conducted hundreds of legislative visits across the country, both in Washington, DC and at the state capitol level. These primarily have revolved around improving coverage under...



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...



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