Health Is Not Measured In PoundsThursday, September 25, 2014
Today, I am on my way to Orlando, where I will give the opening Keynote talk, “Health is Not Measured in Pounds”, at the annual convention of the Obesity Action Coalition.
This US non-for profit organisation has nearly 50,000 members and is 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.
Major initiatives involve advocacy for access to better treatments and campaigns to address weight bias and discrimination. The OAC is a partner and works closely with the Canadian Obesity Network on some of these issues.
For more information on the Obesity Action Coalition – click here.
For more information on the Canadian Obesity Network – click here.