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/ World Obesity Day 2020

Who we are

We are a coalition of organisations that spans the globe. From the North American-based  Obesity Canada, Obesity Action Coalition, The Obesity Society and Obesity Medicine Association, to the European Association for the Study of Obesity,  Asia Oceania Society for the Study of Obesity, and organisations in Africa, South Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, we have come together to tackle obesity together and align existing obesity days and activities to inspire global change in policy making, attitudes and action.


Our ambition

We are launching a new World Obesity Day on March 4, 2020, to call for a global response to this critical challenge. Obesity is now a global crisis affecting more than 2 billion people, but is poorly understood. The complexity of the disease, the challenge of developing sustainable solutions and the burden of stigma means we need to work together to address the challenge.  The new World Obesity Day will include global recognition as well as regional and national campaigns and local activities and events. Organisations from across the world will acknowledge and celebrate our efforts on 4 March 2020. Together, we can change the narrative around obesity.


Why now?

In recent years, there have been many successful obesity days and weeks, among these National Obesity Care Week in the USA, European Obesity Day, Indian Obesity Day and World Obesity Day. These successful  campaigns have reached well over 1 billion people, but by working together on a unified day, the power and reach of our activities can be multiplied.  


What we need from you now


4TH MARCH 2020


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