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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Registration for YWM2023-Engage Convention is Now Open!
in Education, Events, OAC Blog on July 5, 2023

  Registration for the Obesity Action Coalition’s 12th annual Your Weight Matters ENGAGE Convention is NOW OPEN! YWM2023-Engage is a three-day, in-person experience designed to break down the science, offer practical takeaways and empower attendees in their journeys with weight and health. Hosted September 21-23 in Orlando, FL, anyone passionate about weight and health is
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A Decade of Progress: Celebrating Milestones in Obesity Awareness
in Education, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on June 18, 2023

Ten years ago, the American Medical Association (AMA) took a significant step forward by officially recognizing obesity as a disease. This declaration not only acknowledged the complexity of obesity but also paved the way for improved understanding, research and access to care.  Since our establishment, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) has committed to elevating and
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Transform a Life When You Donate to the Rob Portinga Memorial Scholarship Fund
in Education, Events, OAC Blog on June 5, 2023

Imagine a world where everyone can obtain the knowledge and empowerment needed to take charge of their health. The OAC’s Your Weight Matters in-person Convention is like a ray of light, offering life-changing education and community connection to those who need it most. Financial Hardship Shouldn’t Hinder Transformation However, the reality is that for many,
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Top 10 Reasons You Can’t Miss OAC’s YWM2023-Virtual Convention!
in Education, Events, OAC Blog on April 17, 2023

The Obesity Action Coalition’s YWM2023-Virtual Convention is right around the corner on April 29-30! Here are 10 reasons you should register today. 10 Reasons You Can’t Miss YWM2023-Virtual You are guaranteed to learn something new! Our experts stay up-to-date on the research and science, always sharing the latest information about weight management. There’s something for
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