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Wednesday 11th October 2017

Save the Date! World Obesity Day is...
We're looking forward to sharing more information with you in the coming months. In the meantime, find out more about our calls to action this year, and our successful 2016 World Obesity Day campaign on ending Childhood Obesity

Award Winning! 'Effective Voice of the Year' 

We are delighted to be able to announce that World Obesity Federation was presented with the 'Effective Voice of the Year' Award at the Association Awards in early May. Congratulations also to the other nominees and award-winners on the night. 

'Effective Voice of the Year' is one of the annual Association Awards, organised by the Association of Association Executives. The award recognises the positive influence World Obesity Day 2016 had in advancing the issue of Childhood Obesity.


The success of 2016's campaign is down to the enthusiasm, commitment and drive of you, our supporters. We couldn't have attained this without the help of our valued champions and partners, so thank you! In particular our thanks go out to Obesity PPM for their help with the creation of this website, Jamie Oliver and our other Thunderclap supporters, and IMP/Nucleus Central for their design support to create the 2016 World obesity Day branding. 

We achieved great things together last year; we're looking forward to doing more again in 2017.

Thanks to you, our 2016 Thunderclap campaign on ending Childhood Obesity had a social reach of...


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'Effective Voice of the Year' 
at the International and European Association Awards 2017

World Obesity Day 2016

​World Obesity Day 2016 focused on tackling the rapid global rise of child and adolescent obesity, and calling on countries to take action against this damaging health issue which affects later health, educational attainment, and quality of life. More information on World Obesity Day 2017 will be announced soon

Global Support for World Obesity Day 2016

     Template letter to minister

We have produced a template letter for you to send to your health minister, calling on governments to treat obesity now and avoid the consequences later. Download our template, tailor it for your health minister, and start calling for change. 

Write to your Minister

Reach out to your Minister of Health and call on them act now. We've even written a template letter to help you get started. You just need to pull the numbers from your country infographic when it's released on 11th October