New Blog Series on Weight Bias Begins Today - The OAC is proud to announce that we will be hosting a brand new blog series by Melinda J. Watman, BSN, MSN, CNM, MBA. It is often difficult to deal with bias in our everyday lives, and this series will help us all get a better understanding of these issues.
Melinda will provide readers with an in-depth look at weight bias and invites others to join her in the conversation. “This series will help us confront and deal with the weight bias we encounter in everyday life. Join us as we explore the personal relationship we have with bias, whether experiencing it ourselves or witnessing it in our culture,” said Melinda.
To view Melinda’s first blog post, click here.
Celebrating Eight Years of Advocacy -
Eight years ago the OAC was formed to be the voice for individuals affected by obesity.
Since the doors first opened, the OAC has grown swiftly and we are proud to have distributed more than a million educational pieces, advocated on Capitol Hill through more than 200 visits, built a membership more than 42,000-strong, and created the Your Weight Matters brand featuring the highly sought-after Your Weight Matters Magazine, the PREMIER educational event - Your Weight Matters Convention, and the Your Weight Matters Campaign educational initiative.
Much of what the OAC has accomplished throughout the past eight years has come through the strength and support of active membership. Active members of the OAC receive many benefits including the sought-after resource Your Weight Matters Magazine, e-news alerts, and the members-only e-newsletter Members Make a Difference.
If you are not a member of the OAC, we invite you to join us today by clicking here. If you are a member, we thank you for your support and invite you to renew your membership by clicking here.
We look forward to many more years of working for the cause and continuing to champion the millions of Americans affected by the disease of obesity.
Why Does My Weight Matter? -
With millions of Americans affected by excess weight and obesity, it is time to start considering the impact of weight on your health—or the health of someone you care about. Many conditions can arise from excess weight and obesity, including diabetes, cancer, heart disease, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, and more. Most people do not realize they are at-risk for these conditions until it is too late.
The OAC has produced the Your Weight Matters Campaign, an educational initiative which encourages all Americans to have the conversation of weight with their healthcare provider.
This Campaign includes FREE resources for participants who sign-up to take the Campaign Challenge online. If you or someone you know wants to address their weight, this is an opportunity to begin the life-long journey to a healthy lifestyle. Everyone is welcome to participate, so take the Challenge now by clicking here!