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130NAAFA Moving Forward!

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  • Peggy
    Aug 4, 2013
      NAAFA Moving Forward!

      August 4, 2013

      Foster City, CA – Fat activists, admirers and supporters of all sizes from across the U.S., Canada, Germany, Norway, Sweden and the U.K. gathered to attend the 2013 NAAFA Annual Convention & Expo held at the Las Vegas Westin Hotel, Casino & Spa in Las Vegas, NV. During the Annual General Meeting on Friday afternoon, NAAFA Chairperson Jason Docherty reviewed NAAFA's accomplishments over the last year and introduced new educational and support materials to assist people of all sizes continue to move forward promoting NAAFA's Equality At Every Size and End Bullying Now campaigns.

      Highlights of the convention included:

      • End Bullying Now t-shirts for every registered attendee donated by Big Dogs
      • Dynamic keynote speakers: 2011 Ms. Plus America, Michelle Anderson; Nomada What Productions CEO, Lynne Hurdle-Price; Chubstr Media founder & CEO, Bruce Sturgell; and author, researcher and nutrition professor Dr. Linda Bacon.
      • Vendor expo reception.
      • Announcement of new Guidelines for Nutritionists and Dietitians.
      • Introduction of End Bullying Now fact sheet.
      • Fashion Show Extravaganza featuring Oakland, CA promoter, Tigress Osborn, and the Full Figure Entertainment models wearing the latest in big, beautiful, designer clothing worn by big beautiful women.
      • Special entertainment from the Jewels of Miehana and the fabulous Fatimas.
      • A stellar line-up of informative workshops covered such topics as setting boundaries, knee friendly movement, water aerobics, dance, fat friendly yoga, financial literacy, strategies to reduce joint pain, "plus size" fashion blogging, size diversity in the workplace, health, a gentlemen's quarterly and more.
      • A lively town hall discussion.
      • End Bullying Now: Get Involved featured the progress made by the NAAFA OC Chapter and shared how others can take this campaign to their home towns.

      NAAFA's Board of Directors thanks all attendees for supporting the organization and its programs. We invite fat activists, admirers and supporters of all sizes to attend next year's convention, which promises more learning, sharing, moving and caring!

      Founded in 1969, NAAFA is a non-profit civil rights organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for fat people. NAAFA works to eliminate discrimination based on body size and provide fat people with the tools for self-empowerment through public education, advocacy, and member support.

      On the web: http://www.naafa.org

      For more information contact:
      Peggy Howell, Public Relations Director
      e-mail: pr@... phone: 916-558-6880