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OAC Launches National Weight and Health Awareness Campaign: Your Weight Matters

Spring 2010

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) recognizes that weight and health go hand-in-hand. We also know that many Americans don’t stop and think about their weight as it impacts their health. That’s why the OAC proudly launched its newest initiative in January 2010, the Your Weight Matters Campaign.

The Your Weight Matters Campaign is a national public awareness campaign aimed to get the American public talking about their weight. The Campaign challenges every American to talk to their healthcare provider about their weight.

The Campaign Web site, located at, has all the tools you will need to get educated about weight and health and also offers ways for you to get more involved in this important initiative.

The Campaign also issues a Challenge: to pledge to talk to your healthcare provider about your weight. Once individuals take the Campaign Challenge they will receive an e-toolkit with helpful resources and information to take with them to their first office visit.

Campaign Web site
The Campaign Web site,, is the central hub for the campaign and also is a great resource for anyone wanting to learn more about weight and health topics. On the site, visitors have access to valuable nutritional, exercise and weight measurement information, including a BMI calculator.

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