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April 2012


 OAC Announces Our Inaugural

Your Weight Matters National Convention

October 26-28, 2012 in Dallas, Texas


This past week, the OAC made our official announcement that we will be holding our Inaugural Your Weight Matters National Convention, "Explore. Discover. Empower." on October 26 – 28, 2012 in Dallas, Texas! We are excited to be able to provide this amazing educational opportunity for our members, as well as the general public.

Since the OAC was formed in 2005, our members and followers have constantly asked us when we would host an event of our own and give individuals a chance to come together and experience the OAC first-hand. That is exactly what our Inaugural Your Weight Matters Convention will do.


Our goal in the OAC's Inaugural Your Weight Matters National Convention is to:

  • Provide solid, comprehensive and unbiased education
  • Welcome individuals at all stages in their journey with weight
  • Give individuals access to education from the most respected and renowned health professionals from across the country
  • Arm individuals with hands-on tools and effective strategies to manage their health and weight
  • Provide a community for our people to come together to discover their voices

"Explore. Discover. Empower." will have something for everyone, whether you are a post-bariatric surgery patient, someone who has treated their weight through other means, are new to the journey and on the quest for information, or a family member or friend supporting someone connected to the OAC. We hope that you will mark your calendars and plan to join us in Dallas for this historical OAC event!

More information regarding the Convention will be released in the coming weeks. If you want to stay up-to-date with the latest news surrounding our Convention, please sign-up for our Convention E-news Alert by clicking here.>>>


You can read all about the OAC's Inaugural Your Weight Matters National Convention on our newly-designed Web site by clicking here.>>>


  • According to a recent survey, researchers found that people with a family history of alcoholism had a greater chance of being affected by obesity.

  • While organically produced items are free from pesticides, growth hormones and antibiotics, and are regulated for synthetic and non-synthetic substances, they may be more inclined to carry harmful bacteria due to improper use of manure as fertilizer.
  • In a recent survey, more than three quarters of the students surveyed reported seeing overweight students being made fun of, called names, teased in a mean way or teased during physical activity at school.
  • Drinking caffeine can prompt hypoglycemia – low blood sugar caused by a drop in levels of blood glucose – which also increases your appetite and causes your body to crave higher calorie foods.

  • Omega-3 fatty acids have long been recognized to reduce the risk of dying from heart disease and stroke. Food sources that contain omega-3 fatty acids include seafood, egg yolks from omega-3 enhanced eggs, flaxseed, walnuts, canola oil and soybeans.

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OAC Launches Brand New Web Site - Throughout the past couple months, the OAC staff has been working on a redesign of our Web site. We are excited to announce that the brand new OAC Web site is now live!


In redesigning our Web site, we aimed to create a more user-friendly look.


If you haven't checked out the OAC's new Web site yet, we invite you to visit it now by clicking here.>>>

OAC Relaunches Blog - As part of our new Web site, the OAC completely redesigned our Blog, not only the look of it, but the content we share on it as well.

The OAC Blog will now feature new content through regular posts by OAC President and CEO, Joe Nadglowski, and a series of guest bloggers.

You can view the OAC's brand new Blog and Mr. Nadglowski's first post by clicking here.>>>

OAC is Now on Pinterest - The OAC recently launched our Pinterest boards on this new social networking site. For those that aren't familiar with Pinterest, it is a social media site that acts as a virtual pinboard. It allows you to "pin" images from Web sites and categorize them.

You can view the OAC's boards on Pinterest by clicking here.>>> 


OAC and Obesity PPM Webinar #2 Recording Now Available - This past Thursday, March 29, the OAC and Obesity PPM held our second webinar in our webinar series on the complexity of obesity. This webinar, "Obesity & Addiction," featured Margaret Yufera-Leitch, MS, PhD, who discussed the relationship between addiction and obesity.

For those of you that were unable to attend the live webinar, you can download the full presentation with audio from the OAC's Web site by clicking here.>>>

OAC has Brochures Available on Excess Weight and Type 2 Diabetes - Type 2 diabetes is one of the most common conditions associated with excess weight and obesity. In an effort to increase awareness of the relationship between excess weight and type 2 diabetes, the OAC released a brochure series on the relationship between the two. These brochures are a great resource for anyone affected by excess weight, prediabetes or for those already diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

These brochures are available for request. You can request these brochures online by clicking here.>>>

You can also view these brochures online on the OAC Web site by clicking here.>>>

OAC out in our Local Community -

Recently, the OAC staff has been out in our community of the Tampa Bay area exhibiting at a couple local health fairs.


The OAC believes it is important to share our educational materials with local communities like this. Is there a health fair coming up in your local area? The OAC can provide educational materials for health fair attendees free-of-charge, based on availability and at the discretion of the OAC.


There is a form that needs to be filled out for requests for health fairs. You can access this form online on the OAC Web site by clicking here.>>>

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