/ Write to the Media
On World Obesity Day 2018 we will be releasing a report which focuses how the media portrays obesity. We will be highlighting how some of the current images and language can be problematic and we have made some recommendations detailing how you as journalists and media professionals can report on obesity without generating stigma.
We have provided you with a list of various national independent media councils that process complaints about stigmatising and inaccurate media content. If your country does not have one of these organisations, we will also be drafting a template letter you can send directly to media outlets.
In addition, we have also created an image bank filled with non-stigmatising pictures. They are completely free to use and very easy to download.