January of this year marked an important stepping stone for the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC). On January 12th, we launched the Stop Weight Bias Campaign with the commitment to raise awareness, put a stop to weight bias and push equality forward.
This campaign is the product of years of work, research, and more importantly, people and their stories. Our actions and words matter. Weight bias is harmful – and with this campaign, we hope to show all the reasons why we need to stop it while inviting everyone to become part of this movement.
The Stop Weight Bias Campaign spotlights different voices and stories while presenting facts about the harmful effects of weight bias and why we need to stop it. This awareness campaign has different components that enhance and highlight its importance, like an interactive website, radio and video Public Service Announcements (PSAs), social media and much more.
Since its launch, the Stop Weight Bias Campaign has created a new movement where people can learn, share and sign-up to become part of the solution to stop weight bias. We are excited to see this vision come to life and grateful for the support that it has received from thousands of people around the world wanting to learn more about weight bias and share their stories and our resources to educate others on this important issue.
While the Stop Weight Bias Campaign had a strong start, there’s still more to be done and you can help us by becoming part of the solution. Here’s how:
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