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Chair of Obesity Action Coalition Awarded The Obesity Society’s Presidential Medal of Distinction at ObesityWeek® 2022
in OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on November 8, 2022

  The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is honored to announce Chair Patricia Nece, JD, was awarded The Obesity Society’s (TOS) Presidential Medal of Distinction at ObesityWeek® 2022. Ms. Nece was recognized for her courage in advocating for people with obesity. As a dedicated member of the Obesity Action Coalition and Chair of the OAC National Board
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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 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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Calibrate Joins OAC’s Chairman’s Council at the Bronze Level
in OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on June 24, 2022

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is pleased to share that Calibrate has joined OAC’s Chairman’s Council at the Bronze level and is a first-time Council member! Thank you for committing to support and champion the OAC’s mission. About Calibrate Calibrate is the first and only metabolic approach to sustainable weight loss which combines doctor-prescribed GLP-1
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Registration for YWM2022-Engage is Open!
in Events, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on May 24, 2022

  Registration for the OAC’s Your Weight Matters Engage Convention is now open! We invite you to join us July 14-16 at Westin Lake Las Vegas in Henderson, NV, for our re-envisioned, in-person Convention event. YWM2022-Engage is designed for those who want to take that deeper dive into weight and health education, while also focusing
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The Power of Empathy and Trust at YWM2022-Virtual
in Events, News Releases, OAC Blog on May 19, 2022

The OAC’s annual Your Weight Matters Virtual Convention was a weekend-long online event designed to embolden our community while helping them develop a deeper understanding of their weight and health. This year, YWM2022-Virtual shifted its focus to prioritizing mental health and sharing our lived experiences. Attendees walked away feeling energized, motivated and inspired with newfound
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