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Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Raises Awareness of Weight Bias and Bullying During Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
in 2021 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on September 16, 2021

Tampa, Fla. – September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness month, and the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is taking this month to recognize the weight bias and bullying that exists amongst children who are affected by excess weight or obesity. Studies show that at least 30% of girls with excess weight and 24% of boys with
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OBESITY ACTION COALITION (OAC) SET TO HOST A SPECIAL STOP WEIGHT BIAS CAMPAIGN SEGMENT ON OAC TV – AUGUST 12TH AT 7 PM EDT
in 2021 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on August 11, 2021

Tampa, Fla. – The OAC is excited to host a special segment on OAC TV for the Stop Weight Bias Campaign. The segment will highlight new campaign features, real stories of weight bias, special guests and a surprise to help raise awareness of the campaign’s mission to stop weight bias. “The Stop Weight Bias Campaign
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OBESITY ACTION COALITION’S YWM2021 – VIRTUAL REFRESHES AND RECHARGES MORE THAN 2,000 ATTENDEES WITH TOP-NOTCH QUALITY EDUCATION, ADVOCACY AND SUPPORT
in 2021 News Releases, News Releases, OAC Newsroom on

Tampa, Fla. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) hosted its 10th Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention, YWM2021 – VIRTUAL, providing excellent education, advocacy and support to more than 2,000 attendees. YWM2021 – VIRTUAL welcomed individuals from more than 50 states throughout the U.S. and 48 countries worldwide. From insightful educational sessions on mental health
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OAC DEBUTS NEW ONLINE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE, OAC HEALTH TALKS – FIRST HEALTH TALK SET TO FOCUS ON COVID-19 AND GETTING BACK OUT THERE
in News Releases, OAC Newsroom on May 13, 2021

Tampa, Fla. – The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is excited to announce the debut of their newest educational resource, OAC Health Talks. OAC Health Talks will debut on Saturday, May 15th at 3 pm EST./12 pm PT via the OAC’s YouTube Channel. Through education and empowerment, OAC Health Talks will help viewers set their own
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Embrace Change, Move Forward and Recharge Your Health with the Obesity Action Coalition’s YWM2021 – VIRTUAL!
in News Releases, OAC Newsroom on May 5, 2021

Tampa, Fla. – Registration is now OPEN for the Obesity Action Coalition’s (OAC) Your Weight Matters Annual Convention & EXPO – YWM2021-VIRTUAL! This immersive educational experience will take place July 17-25 and will offer 12 educational sessions and 20 opportunities to connect with the leading healthcare experts on topics in weight management, nutrition, exercise and
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USA Today Releases Piece Mentioning Chairwoman, Patty Nece, JD and Vice President of Marketing and Communications, James Zervios
in News Releases, OAC Newsroom on March 9, 2021

USA Today recently published a piece titled, “‘Weight isn’t always within your control’: Why some states are prioritizing obesity patients for the COVID-19 vaccine.” This thought-provoking piece highlights why people with obesity are being prioritized for the COVID-19 vaccine. The OAC’s Chairwoman, Patty Nece, JD, was quoted multiple times throughout the article as she expresses
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