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Already looking forward to next year…

Wow. Once again, this has been an wonderful, inspirational and humbling weekend. The Your Weight Matters/Obesity Action Coalition convention has grown so much since I attended the second annual convention in Phoenix, two years ago. Each time, I’ve come away,...

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Welcome to Your Weight Matters 2015

This weekend I am down in San Antonio, TX for the Obesity Action Coalition‘s annual convention, Your Weight Matters. Yesterday, I took part in the Finding the Power of Your Voice advocacy training, and am about to head down for...

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The OAC’s Respect Pledge – Good Anytime, Anywhere

One week from today the Obesity Action Coalition’s annual convention, Your Weight Matters 2015 kicks in to gear with some advocacy training in the afternoon and the opening kick-off that evening. And once again, a record breaking attendance is expected. The...

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The inconvenient truth of healthful living

“… the inconvenient truth of healthful living is that effort is absolutely gonna need to be required” – Yoni Freedhoff Dr. Freedhoff is one of my favorite obesity/health/food industry advocates. I did a radio show with him a couple years...

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That Darn F Word

I was trying to figure out some sort of… humorous way to approach this post. But honestly, after a few stalled attempts, I realized it wasn’t going to work. This is actually a topic I’ve given a lot of thought...

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Radio Archive: Food Insecurity

This show originally aired: March 23, 2013 On this episode of The Wake Up Call we talked about Food Insecurity and the health impacts it has, especially on children. We were joined in studio by Colleen Moriarty, Executive Director, Hunger Solutions Minnesota.   http://positively-healthy.com/audio/2013/20130323WUC0312-FoodInsecurity.mp3Podcast:...

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Radio Archive: The Reality of Weight Loss

This show originally aired: March 2, 2013 Given the recent uproar over the latest season of The Biggest Loser, this is a timely revisit to the Radio Archive.  A couple years ago I hosted another great discussion on The Wake...

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On The Air: The HOPE Program

This show originally aired: February 22, 2014 For this week on The Wake Up Call, I was joined in studio by Dr. Henry Buchwald, Professor of Surgery at the U of MN and one of the founders of the HOPE Program. The...

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People reclaiming their lives. Every Day.

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) have produced a great video highlighting some facts about bariatric surgery as a means of weight management for those fighting obesity. Surgical treatment may not be the right choice for everyone,...

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That One Thing

Some of you, like me, may be old enough to remember Billy Crystal in City Slickers and his conversations with Jack Palance’s character Curly about that “one thing”. That one thing that was the secret to a good life. Well,...