OAC Bias Busters Ask Boy Scouts of America to Revise 2013 Jamboree Policy - The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) hosted their 2013 National Jamboree from July 15-24, but this year not every Boy Scout was allowed to participate. The 2013 Jamboree policy prohibited boys with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher from participating in the event and Scouts with a BMI of 32-39 were evaluated by Jamboree Medical Staff for clearance to join the activities.
The OAC has written a letter to the BSA respectfully requesting that they reconsider this policy which excludes boys and young men based on weight and offered to help develop activities appropriate for every fitness level. OAC members were alerted to the situation and also sent emails to ask that this policy be revised to include all Boy Scouts for participation in the national jamboree.
Bias Busters is an OAC initiative which helps to combat issues of weight bias and change public perception of obesity. To find out more about the OAC Bias Busters and this issue, please click here
OAC Partners with Healthy Dining Finder - The OAC has enjoyed a productive relationship with Healthy Dining Finder for years and is now proud to officially announce a new partnership between the organizations. With similar goals in helping people find nutritionist-approved menu options and develop healthy eating habits, Healthy Dining Finder is a great resource for anyone looking to improve their diet.
In the past, Healthy Dining Finder has been featured as part of Your Weight Matters Magazine
. It’s a simple way to find healthy options on almost any well-known restaurant menu throughout the United States. Healthy Dining Finder also features recipes and fun new ways to cook and eat fruits and vegetables. To read the Magazine article about Healthy Dining Finder, please click here
Healthy Dining Finder has also signed-on as the newest Your Weight Matters Campaign
Partner to help spread the word about this weight and health awareness initiative.
Learn more about nutrition after bariatric surgery -The OAC is proud to announce a new series on the OAC Blog about bariatric surgery and how it impacts nutrition for post-operative patients. Jacqueline Jacques, ND, is one of the country’s leading experts on supplementation after bariatric surgery and will be hosting the discussion on the OAC Blog. This series is a great opportunity to learn what to expect in regards to supplementation after bariatric surgery, monitoring vitamin and nutrient levels, and living long-term after bariatric surgery.
While this educational series is a good resource for individuals considering bariatric surgery as a weight-loss option, it is also a chance for everyone to learn more about bariatric surgery and the impact it has on nutrition. Questions and comments on the OAC Blog are always encouraged, so after you read the new series, be sure to express your thoughts.
To read this series on the OAC Blog, please click here