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About the Your Weight Matters Campaign

Your Weight Matters Campaign Toolkit

Today, the disease of obesity affects more than 93 million Americans, and more than 33 percent of Americans are affected by excess weight. The Your Weight Matters Campaign is a National campaign proudly produced and presented by the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) to assist individuals affected by excess weight with taking charge of their health. Through the Your Weight Matters Campaign, the OAC raises awareness of weight and its impact on health, and encourages all those affected by excess weight to talk to their healthcare provider about their weight.

The Your Weight Matters National Convention

2016 Your Weight Matters Convention Logo

The Your Weight Matters National Convention is the largest National meeting dedicated to providing evidence-based strategies for individuals impacted by excess weight and obesity, proudly brought to you by the OAC. The OAC’s National Convention is a 3-day educational event featuring the country’s leading experts on weight and health that is designed to bring together all individuals who struggle or are concerned with weight-related issues. To learn more about the Your Weight Matters National Convention, CLICK HERE.

Your Weight Matters Local Events Program

Your Weight Matters Local Events Logo

The Your Weight Matters Local Events Program is a program modeled after the highly successful Your Weight Matters National Convention, and aims to reach out to local communities to provide valuable education on weight and health. The free half-day events in the Local Events program cover a variety of topics about weight and health, and invite the local community to get educated by the leading experts in the field. To learn more about the Local Events program and future events in your area, CLICK HERE.

Your Weight Matters Magazine

Your Weight Matters Magazine - Winter 2016

Your Weight Matters Magazine is the official publication of the OAC. The magazine is a quarterly publication published in the Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. Subscription to Your Weight Matters Magazine is membership benefit for members of the OAC. For content contribution, advertising inquiries and other questions about Your Weight Matters Magazine, please contact James Zervios, OAC Vice President of Marketing and Communications, at jzervios@obesityaction.org or by phone at (800) 717-3117. To view the current issue and past articles from Your Weight Matters Magazine, CLICK HERE.

While the Your Weight Matters Campaign is targeted at individuals affected by excess weight and obesity, there are a variety of resources available to healthcare professional that can be found within the Campaign and the Obesity Action Coalition’s Web site. To view our resources for healthcare professionals that are currently available, CLICK HERE.

About the Your Weight Matters Campaign

Today, the disease of obesity affects more than 93 million Americans, and more than 33 percent of Americans are affected by excess weight. The Your Weight Matters Campaign is a National campaign proudly produced and presented by the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) to assist those individuals affected by excess weight and obesity with taking charge of their health. Through the Your Weight Matters Campaign, the OAC will raise awareness of weight and its impact on health, and encourage all those affected by obesity or excess weight to talk to their healthcare provider about their weight.

Thank you for visiting the “For the Media” section of the Your Weight Matters Web site. On this page, you will find a variety of media resources such as news releases, PSA’s, logos and other information detailing the Your Weight Matters Campaign.

News Releases

Public Service Announcements (PSA)

Radio
Television

About the Your Weight Matters Campaign

Your Weight Matters is a National campaign proudly produced and presented by the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC). The OAC is challenging all Americans to take the Your Weight Matters Campaign Challenge – talk to a healthcare provider about YOUR Weight.

About the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC)

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is a more than 50,000 member-strong 501(c)(3) National non-profit organization dedicated to giving a voice to the individual affected by the disease of obesity and helping individuals along their journey toward better health through education, advocacy and support. Our core focuses are to raise awareness and improve access to the prevention and treatment of obesity, provide evidence-based education on obesity and its treatments, fight to eliminate weight bias and discrimination, elevate the conversation of weight and its impact on health and offer a community of support for the individual affected. For more information on the OAC, please CLICK HERE.

Logos

To download the OAC logo, CLICK HERE or save the image below:

Obesity Action Coalition Logo

To download the Your Weight Matters logo, CLICK HERE or save the image below:

Your Weight Matters Campaign Logo

People-First Language for Obesity

People-first language has been widely adopted for most chronic diseases and disabilities, but not obesity. It has become the accepted norm in addressing people with mental and physical disabilities. However, the results for obesity are precisely the opposite. Referring to individuals as ‘obese’ and characterizing them by their disease has been shown to influence how individuals feel about their condition and how likely they are to seek medical care. It is because of this that the OAC is encouraging all media, bloggers and others to utilize People-First language in their writings. By utilizing People-First language, we can further eradicate weight bias and stigma. To learn more about People-First language for obesity, please CLICK HERE.

Media Inquiries/Requests

Please direct all media inquiries/requests to: James Zervios
Vice President of Marketing and Communications Obesity Action Coalition
4511 North Himes Ave., Suite 250
Tampa, FL 33614