OAC Enacts Rob Portinga Memorial Scholarship Fund to Honor Legacy of Beloved Community and Board Member

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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An Interview with Nancee Nichols on OAC and the Your Weight Matters Engage Convention: “I Just Couldn’t Stay Away”
in Education, OAC Blog on June 12, 2022

With OAC’s Your Weight Matters Engage Convention just around the corner, we wanted to take a few moments to talk to someone who is already registered about their motivation for attending —OAC Member Nancee Nichols from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Nancee has been involved with the OAC for a number of years, but our engaging Convention isn’t
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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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Remembering the Legacy of Rob Portinga
in OAC Blog on May 20, 2022

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) said goodbye last month to a remarkable obesity advocate and one of our beloved Board Members, Rob Portinga. Rob will be remembered for a number of reasons because of the incredible person he was, but his passion for the cause of obesity leaves behind a legacy that will forever impact
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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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