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For Immediate release

October 29, 2012


For More Information:

James Zervios

Director of Communications

(800) 717-3117


Rebecca Puhl, PhD, Honored with the Obesity Action Coalition’s “Bias Busters” Award 


Rebecca Puhl, PhD, of the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, was honored with the Obesity Action Coalition’s (OAC) “Bias Busters” award during the OAC’s Your Weight Matters Inaugural Convention in Dallas.


Rebecca is the leading expert on weight bias issues and her extensive knowledge in the field has provided the OAC with monumental support and guidance in proactively combating weight bias and changing public perception.


“Obesity is the last acceptable form of discrimination and it is often an uphill battle; however, under the guidance of Dr. Puhl, the OAC has made significant strides in the fight against weight bias. She is a true asset to the OAC and a vital component in busting bias,” said Joe Nadglowski, OAC President and CEO.


About the OAC

The OAC is a National nonprofit charity dedicated to helping individuals affected by obesity. The OAC was formed to bring together individuals struggling with weight issues and provide educational resources and advocacy tools. For more information on the OAC, please visit


About the Your Weight Matters Convention

The Your Weight Matters Convention is a national convention focused on providing individuals with quality, evidenced-based education on weight and its impact on health. For more information on the Convention, please visit,

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