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October 2012


 OAC Inaugural National Convention: Less than One Month away!



The countdown has begun! The OAC's Inaugural Your Weight Matters National Convention takes place October 25-28 in Dallas! The OAC has been working hard to make our Inaugural Convention an event unlike any other you have ever attended, so we hope to see each and every one of you in Dallas at the end of the month!


OAC Now Offering up to 14 CE Credits at National Convention

The OAC is proud to announce that we will offer up to 14 CE credits for nurses and health professionals who attend the Convention's educational sessions! There are a variety of registration options available for individuals seeking CE credits, starting at just $60/day! For more information on receiving CE credits at our Inaugural Convention, please click here.>>>


Convention Registration

Convention registration will remain open until October 12 and starts as low as $35/day! Registration will be available on-site as well, however the price will increase on-site. For information on Convention registration, please click here.>>>


Convention-411 Event Guide Available Online

The OAC created the Convention-411 Event Guide to offer a one-stop place for Convention attendees to get all their questions answered! From parking information to dress code for the social events, the Convention-411 Event Guide has it all. To view the guide now, please click here.>>>


Official Convention Group Exercise Program Announced

In early September, we released the official Convention Group Exercise Program. Exercise is an important part of maintaining a healthy weight, so we are thrilled to be able to offer Convention attendees the opportunity to participate in group exercise classes! Convention attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a number of group exercise classes, including yoga, Zumba, indoor cycling and several more. The group classes will take place on Friday and Saturday of the Convention and are complimentary for all registered Convention attendees. You can view the official Convention Group Exercise Program now by clicking here.>>>


For all the details and information on our Inaugural Your Weight Matters National Convention, please visit!


  • Almost 25 percent of individuals who are affected by severe obesity (body mass index greater than 35) will carry a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.

  • To lose a pound of weight, you have to create a caloric deficit of 3,500 calories each week by consuming fewer calories and burning more.
  • Interval training (when you start out at a slow speed for one to two minutes, then go faster for one to two minutes) is an excellent way to keep your metabolism up long after you finish your exercise.

  • The American Heart Association recommends that only 20 percent of your daily calorie intake go toward trans fats. This equates to about two grams of trans fats per day.

  • The Archives of Internal Medicine reported that more than 75 percent of Americans have insufficient levels of vitamin D.

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OAC and Obesity PPM Webinar 5 Download Now Available - On September 13, the OAC and Obesity PPM hosted webinar 5, "Community & Lifestyle Planning and Obesity." This webinar provided an in-depth look at the relationship between community planning, an active lifestyle and obesity prevention. 


To read more, please click here.>>>


OAC Exhibits at The Obesity Society's (TOS) Annual Meeting - September 20-22, the OAC attended The Obesity Society's (TOS) Annual Meeting, Obesity 2012, held in San Antonio. The OAC had a booth at the meeting and had the opportunity to interact with attendees in the exhibit hall.


To read more, please click here.>>>


Fall 2012 Walk from Obesity Events Continue - Fall Walk from Obesity events are underway and will continue through the next couple of months. The OAC sponsors the Walk from Obesity in partnership with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Foundation. Participating in the Walk is key to drawing attention to obesity and the need for treatment and prevention efforts.


Locate and register to participate in a Walk from Obesity near you by clicking here.>>>


OAC and Obesity PPM Announce Details on Webinar 6 - The OAC and Obesity PPM are excited to announce webinar 6 in our FREE educational webinar series on the complexity of obesity, "Obesity & Cognition." Webinar 6 is set to take place November 8 at 8 PM EST, and will explore the interconnectedness of the mind and body as it relates to obesity.


To read more, please click here.>>>


OAC is Looking for Healthcare Professionals to Write for Your Weight Matters Magazine - Are you a healthcare professional who enjoys writing? Then the OAC needs YOU! We are looking for individuals to contribute to Your Weight Matters Magazine. This quarterly publication features a variety of topics such as weight stigma issues, nutritional information, general weight-related issues, advocacy news and much more.


If you would like to learn more about writing for Your Weight Matters Magazine, please email


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