“Take 5” to Change the Way We Care about Weight and Obesity

NOCW Take 5 Pledge

If you’ve stumbled upon this blog post, you know that issues with weight and/or obesity can be difficult to manage. They’re also pretty hard to talk about, which makes addressing this topic a lot more challenging.

However, it’s important to know that your weight matters for your health, and that’s why we’re asking YOU to help support National Obesity Care Week — taking place Oct. 29 – Nov. 4, 2017!

What is National Obesity Care Week?

National Obesity Care Week (NOCW) is a National Awareness Campaign intended to change the way we care about weight management and the disease of obesity.

As you likely know, individuals who struggle with their weight often face barriers when trying to improve their health, including:

  • Weight bias, stigma and discrimination
  • Ineffective doctor/patient communication
  • Trouble navigating treatment options
  • Access to healthcare

… and more! The goal of NOCW2017 is to raise awareness about all of the things which make weight/obesity care so challenging. The subject of weight can feel taboo to talk about or address in many different areas of your life, and NOCW2017 aims to change that.

How Can You Help? With the “Take 5” Pledge!

Participating in NOCW2017 is easy: Take the official PLEDGE to change the way WE CARE!

The “Take 5” Pledge is the most important way you can get involved, and it voices your commitment to a future that makes weight/obesity care a lot more respectful, accessible and effective. Here’s how it works:

  1. Take the Pledge by CLICKING HERE
  2. Discover 5 important reasons why we need to change the way we care
  3. Continue reading to identify one of three ways you’re connected to the topic of weight/obesity
  4. Select that option for further information.
  5. Opt into emails leading up to this NOCW2017 for information on getting involved and spreading the word
  6. Follow NOCW on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for shareable content
  7. Pass along the “Take 5” Pledge to others!

Want More Information? 

To learn more about NOCW2017, including valuable resources and additional ways to get involved, please visit: www.ObesityCareWeek.org.

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