Register Today for the #1 Online Weight and Health Convention, OAC’s Your Weight Matters Virtual!
in Education, Events, OAC Blog on April 18, 2024

  Want the latest science-based weight and health education at your fingertips? Register now for the Obesity Action Coalition’s (OAC) annual Your Weight Matters Virtual Convention! This immersive and interactive educational experience takes place LIVE May 18-19 on the Convention Portal. With a free registration option, you can join a vibrant and diverse community of individuals
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OAC Kicked Off Your Weight Matters Regional in San Diego!
in Education, Events, OAC Blog on February 15, 2024

We have officially kicked off Your Weight Matters Regional – our series of free weight and health events across the United States! Your Weight Matters Regional presents a wide range of topics, from weight management to nutrition and mental health, and expert speakers provide valuable insights and science-based strategies to help guide attendees on their
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Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Introduces Your Weight Matters Regional – A Free Weight & Health Event Coming to a City Near You!
in Education, Events, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on January 9, 2024

  The Obesity Action Coalition is thrilled to introduce a BRAND-NEW event series – Your Weight Matters Regional, a FREE weight and health event coming to cities across the United States!  At Your Weight Matters Regional, you will explore a wide range of topics, including:  Weight management strategies Nutrition Mental health And much more! Our
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Empathy in Practice: A Physician’s Journey Into Obesity Medicine
in Education, OAC Blog on December 18, 2023

Meet Dr. Leslie Golden, a dedicated obesity medicine physician whose personal struggles with obesity fueled her mission to provide compassionate and holistic care. With over five years in the field, Dr. Golden’s professional journey in obesity medicine began with a desire to understand and address the root causes of her patients’ weight-related challenges. Today, she
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Mary’s Story: Asking for Help and Discovering My Voice
in Education, OAC Blog on November 17, 2023

Meet Mary Tripp, a long-time member of the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) who stands out not only for her passion for advocacy but also for her creativity that lights up OAC Conventions. Mary’s journey with obesity started early, exposing her to challenges with weight and stigma since childhood. Through ups and downs, she found acceptance
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Obesity Action Coalition Publishes Interview on Tackling Health with Late Legendary Linebacker Dick Butkus and His Son Matt
in Education, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on October 26, 2023

Tampa, Fla. – The Obesity Action Coalition had the honor and pleasure of interviewing the late legendary Chicago Bears linebacker, Dick Butkus, and his son, Matt, for the Fall 2023 issue of Weight Matters Magazine. In the interview titled Tackling Obesity: A Conversation with Football Legends Dick and Matt Butkus, Mr. Butkus talked about his
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Resources for Building Healthy Families in Recognition of Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
in Education, OAC Blog on September 11, 2023

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. Today, more than 14.4 million children and teens in the U.S. are affected by obesity, making it the most common chronic disease of childhood. Childhood obesity can
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Turning Dreams Into Reality: Celebrating the Success of the Rob Portinga Memorial Scholarship Program
in Education, Events, OAC Blog on August 23, 2023

The vision of the  Obesity Action Coalition’s Your Weight Matters Convention has always been to provide a platform for learning, connection and growth without any barriers. This year, that vision has been transformed into reality through the remarkable success of the Rob Portinga Memorial Scholarship Fund. We are thrilled to announce a momentous achievement: the
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