Tampa, Fla. – The OAC is excited to debut a brand new FREE resource for healthcare professionals – the Your Weight Matters Campaign Poster. The poster poses the question of “Is your weight impacting your health?” to patients, features a body mass index (BMI) chart and most importantly encourages individuals to take the Your Weight Matters Campaign challenge and have the conversation of weight with their healthcare provider.

This 18×24, full color poster is perfect for healthcare professionals to display in waiting areas and exam rooms. “The poster is a great resource for healthcare professionals to display in their offices because it evokes the topic of weight with the patient. Patients can easily and quickly calculate their BMI and see if they’re affected by obesity or severe obesity. If the individual is affected by obesity, they can either choose to talk to their healthcare provider at that time or if they’re a little uncomfortable having that talk, they can take the Campaign challenge and prepare themselves for the conversation of weight,” said Joe Nadglowski, OAC President and CEO.

Your Weight Matters Campaign participants automatically receive a free toolkit to help them better understand their weight, nutrition, exercise and much more. The Campaign also offers additional free resources, such as the Your Weight Matters Weekly e-newsletter.

“The poster is a great addition to the Campaign,” said Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA, OAC Chairman. “To date, the Campaign has helped thousands of individual learn how their weight is impacting their health. We’re very proud to continue expanding the Campaign’s resources to the healthcare community,” continued Kyle. While the poster is designed to be displayed in healthcare and community-based settings, individuals affected by obesity are also welcome to order a free copy to keep track of their BMI.

The Your Weight Matters Campaign Poster is replacing the OAC’s long-standing Understanding Obesity Poster.

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), a nearly 50,000 member-strong National nonprofit organization, is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals affected by the disease of obesity through education, advocacy and support.