Resources for Building Healthy Families in Recognition of Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

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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Decades of Advocacy in Obesity Care with Amber Huett-Garcia
in Events, OAC Blog on August 18, 2023

Meet Amber Huett-Garcia, a dedicated advocate for obesity care with a passion that spans decades. Amber’s personal experience with obesity has driven her to champion understanding and support for those facing similar challenges. She has held significant leadership roles within the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), including former Chair of the Board of Directors, and inspires
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OAC and Our Partners
in OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on August 10, 2023

OAC was founded to give a voice to people with the disease of obesity. Since our founding, we have prioritized ensuring people with obesity have access to science-based obesity care, as well as the ability to live their lives free of weight bias and discrimination. Throughout our existence, we have received inquiries on how OAC
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Advancing Health Equity: OAC at the National Black Caucus of State Legislators’ State of Black Health in America Policy Forum
in Events, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on August 8, 2023

In the pursuit of creating a healthier and more equitable society, it is vital to address health disparities that disproportionately affect Black Americans. On Friday, August 4, in Seattle, WA, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) had the privilege of attending and presenting at the National Black Caucus of State Legislators‘ (NBCSL) inaugural State of Black
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Support Scholarships to Unlock the Power of YWM2023-Engage Convention
in Events, OAC Blog on July 25, 2023

  Last year at OAC’s in-person event, the OAC Board of Directors unveiled the Rob Portinga Memorial Scholarship Fund, honoring a long-time volunteer and beloved Board Member best known for creating and fostering meaningful connections within our Community. The Scholarship Fund allows recipients to find a compassionate and inclusive space to learn and grow, which
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Access to Obesity Care Means Better Health: Obesity Action Coalition Applauds the Reintroduction of the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act in Congress
in News Releases, OAC Blog, OAC Newsroom on July 20, 2023

Tampa, Fla. –  The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) applauds Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Representatives Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), Raul Ruiz (D-CA), Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA) and Gwen Moore (D-WI) for reintroducing the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) into the 118th Congress. TROA is a bipartisan bill that directly provides Medicare beneficiaries
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What’s Worth Having is Worth Fighting
in OAC Blog on July 17, 2023

By Sarah Bramblette, MSHL In the final months of 2022, I experienced both the worst and the best days of my life. It was in October that my mother passed away after I had taken care of her for over a year. In a way, I saw it as repaying her for raising me to
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Introducing the New AACE Journey for Patients With Obesity
in OAC Blog on July 11, 2023

If you are living with obesity, it is important to remember that you are not alone in your journey. According to the World Health Organization, over 650 million adults worldwide are fighting obesity. As a chronic disease, obesity requires a deep understanding of its underlying factors, lifestyle modifications, and shared decision-making with your healthcare professional.
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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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