OAC’s Advocacy in Action: 2013 Day on the Hill - On September 16, the OAC brought more than 30 trained advocates, along with members of supporting organizations, to Washington, DC, for a Day on the Hill to secure support for the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act.
This important piece of legislation would provide Medicare recipients and their healthcare providers with meaningful tools to treat and reduce obesity by improving access to obesity screening and counseling services, and new prescription drugs for chronic weight management.
Six teams of OAC Advocates visited more than 85 offices in both the Senate and House of Representatives throughout the day to encourage additional co-sponsors. Since September 16, 16 more members of Congress have co-sponsored the bill and we are proud to see the OAC’s advocacy in action resulting in such interest in this legislation.
To find out more about the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act, please click here.
New Brochures on the Impact of Weight on Joints -
Did you know that one pound of weight-loss is equivalent to four pounds of relief for your knees? In conjunction with the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance, the OAC has produced two new educational brochures about weight and its impact on joints.
The new brochures available are:
These great resources are filled with information about how excess weight and obesity may lead to health complications in the joints. Find resources for losing weight to improve joint health and create an action plan using the new brochures!
These brochures and many others are available to view online by clicking here.
Get the 411 on Popular Diets with the New OAC Blog Series - This month, the OAC is excited to host a brand-new series that explores different kinds of dieting and how it can impact your health. This series features nutrition expert and OAC National Board Member Jacqueline Jacques, ND, who will take us through several popular diet choices, explaining the basics of what each entails, how it became popular, health implications, and more.
The “What’s in a Diet?” series is a great educational tool for anyone who has ever wondered if a diet is actually the healthier option. Dr. Jacques is taking questions and comments, so if there is a particular diet question or popular diet choice you would like to have explained in this series, be sure to comment on the post.
Read the first post on low-fat diets and comment with your questions by
OAC Members Make a Difference - Are you a member of the OAC? Active OAC members receive many great benefits such as a printed subscription to the sought-after Your Weight Matters Magazine, e-news alerts on weight-related topics, the members-only e-newsletter OAC Members Make a Difference, and much more!
Joining the OAC is one simple way to add your voice to advancing the cause of obesity. Every member of the OAC is invaluable to our efforts, such as the recent Day on the Hill.
To join or renew your membership today, please click here.