October 2012 – News from the OAC
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OAC and Obesity PPM Webinar 5 Download Now Available

On Sept. 13, the OAC and Obesity PPM hosted webinar 5, “Community & Lifestyle Planning and Obesity.” This webinar provided an in-depth look at the relationship between community planning, an active lifestyle and obesity prevention.

Our guest speaker for this webinar was Robert S. Ogilvie, PhD, Vice President for Strategic Engagement at ChangeLab Solutions. Dr. Ogilvie offered insight into how our built environment can impact obesity prevention and how individuals can impact healthy changes in their own community. You can download the full presentation now by clicking here.>>> 

OAC Exhibits at The Obesity Society’s (TOS) Annual Meeting

September 20-22, the OAC attended The Obesity Society’s (TOS) Annual Meeting, Obesity 2012, held in San Antonio. The OAC had a booth at the meeting and had the opportunity to interact with attendees in the exhibit hall.

We had great traffic to our exhibit booth (pictured right) and it was wonderful to see so many of our members attending the meeting! The OAC also had several National Board Members who were featured speakers at Obesity 2012.

On Thursday, September 20, during the opening session, OAC Board Member Ted Kyle, RPh, was honored by TOS with the 2012 Atkinson-Stern Award for Distinguished Public Service, recognizing his contributions to the field of obesity. To learn more about Mr. Kyle and the Atkinson-Stern Award, please click here.>>>  

OAC and Obesity PPM Announce Details on Webinar 6

The OAC and Obesity PPM are excited to announce webinar 6 in our FREE educational webinar series on the complexity of obesity, “Obesity & Cognition.” Webinar 6 is set to take place November 8 at 8 PM EST, and will explore the interconnectedness of mind and body as it relates to obesity.

Our featured speaker for this webinar is Phillip J. Brantley, PhD, Behavioral Medicine, Director of Education, Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Dr. Brantley will discuss how beliefs, values, culture, life experience and identity impact health-related behavior, as well as how the biology of obesity impacts behavior.

You can register to attend this FREE webinar now by clicking here.>>>

*Please note: If you registered for one of the previous webinars, you DO NOT need to re-register. You are registered for the full webinar series.



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