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Ro Joins OAC’s Chairman’s Council at the Silver Level
in OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on October 17, 2022

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is pleased to share that Ro has joined OAC’s Chairman’s Council at the Silver level and is a first-time Council member! Thank you for committing to support and champion the OAC’s mission. About Ro Ro is a direct-to-patient healthcare company helping people achieve their health goals through the most convenient
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Recap: Understanding OAC’s Advocacy Focuses
in Education, Events, OAC Blog on September 21, 2022

The Obesity Action Coalition’s (OAC) first Advocacy Town Hall session kicked off last week with OAC’s President & CEO Joe Nadglowski’s presentation on Understanding OAC’s Advocacy Focuses.  The presentation began with the question, “Why advocate?” The answer is simple – we need to fight for the change we deserve.  To truly fix a societal problem,
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OAC Fights Back Against Weight Bias and Bullying During Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
in Education, OAC Blog, Weight Bias on September 1, 2022

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness month, and the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is dedicating this month to educating and supporting children affected by obesity and their families, and fighting back against childhood obesity bullying.  What is Childhood Obesity?  Childhood obesity affects one in five children, making it the most common chronic disease of childhood.
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OAC Debuts Advocacy Town Hall Series
in Education, Events, OAC Blog on August 30, 2022

Have you ever wanted to be an advocate for yourself and others, or learn more about advocacy? Well, the OAC’s brand-new Advocacy Town Hall Series is the perfect opportunity for you!  The Obesity Action Coalition is excited to announce the launch of our Advocacy Town Hall Series! Inspired by the momentum built during our advocacy
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Happy National Nonprofit Day from the OAC!
in OAC Blog, Uncategorized on August 17, 2022

Happy National Nonprofit Day! Each year on August 17th, National Nonprofit Day encourages us to recognize nonprofit organizations across the country and the impact of their world-changing work. From initiating change in local communities to sparking a revolution on a global scale, nonprofit organizations work hard to make the world a better place – but
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OAC Enacts Rob Portinga Memorial Scholarship Fund to Honor Legacy of Beloved Community and Board Member
in Education, Events, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on August 1, 2022

Earlier this year, the OAC and our Community said goodbye to Rob Portinga, a remarkable obesity advocate, a long-time volunteer and a beloved Board Member. Rob will be remembered for many reasons, not only because he was an incredible person but because his passion for the cause of obesity leaves behind a legacy that will
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OAC Community Perspectives: We All Have Unfinished Stories
in OAC Blog on July 12, 2022

Summer 2022 We’ve all had moments in our lives where we needed help from others and moments where we’ve needed to give help and support in return. That’s the beauty of belonging to a community, and OAC Member Lisa Hernandez embodies this spirit perfectly. Lisa is known in our Community for her positive attitude and
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OAC Chair Patty Nece featured in Media Empathy Spotlight Series on Weight Stigma
in OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on July 6, 2022

The Media Empathy Foundation recently released a report and held a panel discussion spotlighting weight stigma in popular culture. The Media Empathy Spotlight Series is an initiative created to uncover weight stigma in television, film, news, advertisements and social media. The series addresses the hurtful and harmful portrayals of people with larger bodies in mainstream
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