Obesity Action Alert- May 2017

Feature Story: The OAC’s Convention Scholarship Application Period is Now Open!

The OAC’s Your Weight Matters National Convention is the largest National meeting dedicated to providing scientific-based strategies for individuals impacted by excess weight and obesity. The OAC wants to make the Your Weight Matters National Convention a reality for any individual with a desire to learn more about their weight and health.

While attending the OAC’s National Convention is a great investment in your health, we understand it is often a hardship for many who attend/wish to attend. The Convention Scholarship Program is designed to open the doors up to give any individual the ability to gain the knowledge they need, without letting the expense get in the way. The Convention Scholarship Program will award a limited number of full and partial scholarships to individuals who submit an application by the deadline date – Friday, May 19. CLICK HERE.

The Spring Issue of Your Weight Matters Magazine is on its way to Member’s Mailboxes!

The Spring 2017 issue of Your Weight Matters Magazine is available, and we’re excited to share with you all of the great educational resources that this issue has to offer! Your Weight Matters Magazine is the official publication of the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), and is printed quarterly to ensure that readers have access to quality, evidence-based education and information year-round. It’s also one of our most popular educational resources, and it’s great for people who want to learn more for their own journey.

Your Weight Matters Magazine is also one of the OAC’s most sought after resources, providing comprehensive education on a variety of topics relating to obesity, weight, health, wellness, nutrition, exercise and more. Inside the Spring 2017 issue, you’ll find excellent information and resources on numerous topics such as:

  • Myths and misunderstandings about obesity and bariatric surgery
  • Discover all of the details on the OAC’s 6th annual Your Weight Matters National Convention
  • Spring Cleaning Your Kitchen-for your health
  • And more!

If you are already a member who is subscribed to the magazine, keep your eye on the mailbox because the Spring 2017 issue is on its way!

If you are interested in becoming an OAC member and receiving this great educational resource, please CLICK HERE to learn more.

OAC Attends the Obesity Medicine 2017 Conference!

Recently, OAC V.P of Marketing and Communications, James Zervios, joined others in attending the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) 2017 conference. The education offered at Obesity Medicine is designed to help healthcare professionals establish and run a sustainable practice that incorporates aspects of obesity medicine. Healthcare professionals are educated on how to properly advise patients about losing weight, reducing the symptoms of obesity, and achieving better health.

“It’s great to see healthcare professionals interested in our materials and finding better ways to educate their patients. Additionally, I think it’s important to raise awareness of the OAC as the patient organization that can be a resource for patients outside of the doctor’s office. It is always good to represent the patients at OMA,” said James Zervios.

The OAC offers several educational resources available to help you in your weight-loss journey. These tools that give you the information that you need to make an informed decision about what to do about your obesity, please CLICK HERE.

OAC Welcomes GI Dynamics®! to the Chairman’s Council!

Welcome to the Chairman's Council!

The OAC is pleased to welcome the newest member to the Chairman’s Council: GI Dynamics®! GI Dynamics® has chosen to support the OAC to the Patron level, and we are incredibly grateful and excited to welcome them to this level of support!

It has been GI Dynamics mission to alleviate the symptoms of type 2 diabetes and obesity for patients. Their revolutionary EndoBarrier® is a testament to the GI Dynamics mission. The first endoscopically inserted treatment for the management of type 2 diabetes and obesity. Both minimally invasive and completely reversible, EndoBarrier bridges the gap between pharmaceuticals and surgery by providing a safer and more effective way to control glucose and lose weight for individuals who are underserved by drugs and injections, but for whom surgery is not an option.

The OAC appreciates the wonderful support that we receive from each of our Chairman’s Council members! We welcome any individual, organization or company who has in interest in advancing the cause of obesity to join and make a difference through our OAC Chairman’s Council. To discover more about the benefits and to join the OAC’s highest level of membership, please CLICK HERE.

Support the OAC and Our Efforts around Obesity – Become a Member Today!

Are you a member of the OAC? The Obesity Action Alert is provided as a free benefit to all of our OAC members and supporters. If you’re looking to support our work and stay tuned to all that the OAC is doing, the best way is to become a member! OAC members receive many benefits – including the members-only e-newsletter, OAC Members Make a Difference, alerts about our weight bias and advocacy activities, a printed yearly subscription to Your Weight Matters Magazine and so much more!

The OAC is the voice for 93 million Americans affected by obesity, and only with the strong support of our membership are we able to make an impact. There is strength in numbers, and by adding your voice to the OAC, you are making a difference to advance the cause of obesity!

To join or renew your membership today, please CLICK HERE.



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