2014 Your Weight Matters National Convention, WE SHINED TOGETHER!
YWM2014 is officially over, and the OAC welcomed more than 500 attendees for an amazing weekend of education and community! YWM2014 welcomed a diverse group of attendees from more than 40 different states and three countries.
This year’s theme for the OAC Convention was, “Together We SHINE” and we experienced each great element of Support, Health, Inspiration, Networking, and Education during this amazing weekend of unparalleled education and fun in the Florida sun. It’s so exciting to see each year as we continue to grow the great community of attendees at the Your Weight Matters Convention.
YWM2014 included brand-new experiences for attendees, such as the:
- Your Weight Matters Healthy Living EXPO, hosted in partnership with the YMCA of Central Florida
- OAC’s New Advocacy Training Session – “Advocacy for Beginners: Developing Your Inner Advocate
- and OAC’s Advocacy March to Washington, DC
The YWM Healthy Living EXPO opened the doors for local Orlando residents to join-in the EXPO Hall for a day of the Convention and benefit from the EXPO Theater presentations, free health screenings and 32 exhibits available in the Hall. Throughout the weekend, the OAC’s Advocacy March to Washington, DC, also took place with both Convention attendees and participants from all over the country texting in steps to help us reach the goal of 1.7 million steps to Capitol Hill! Because of the great participation from Convention attendees and those who joined the Virtual March from afar, we were able to virtually reach the final steps to Washington, DC, on Sunday morning and had a final count of more than 2.5 million steps! We are also proud to announce that between the new “Advocacy for Beginners” session and the OAC’s National Advocacy Training Session, we have 80 newly trained OAC Advocates!
We thank all of you who were able to join us in Orlando for YWM2014 and look forward to seeing ALL of you in San Antonio for YWM2015!
YWM2014 National Sponsors
About the Your Weight Matters National Convention
The Your Weight Matters National Convention was launched in 2012 to provide comprehensive, unbiased and evidence-based education on all topics relating to weight and health. With the vast amount of misinformation on weight-related topics, the OAC aims to give attendees proven education on all topics relating to excess weight and obesity.
The overall message that the OAC wants to resonate with all Convention attendees is that weight and health go hand-in-hand. All topics presented are intended to arm individuals with the knowledge needed to take charge of their health and weight. The Convention is designed to be a welcoming environment where any individual can come to learn evidence-based weight management strategies. Our Convention is also powerful avenue for our members, followers and newcomers to join together and learn from one another.
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