About World Obesity Day

 World Obesity Day was launched in 2015 to stimulate and support practical solutions to help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and to reverse the obesity crisis. We aim to increase awareness, encourage advocacy, improve policies, and share experiences. Our campaign reached over six million people in 2016,  another eight million in 2017 and with your help can continue to grow year on year.  

About World Obesity Federation

 World Obesity Federation represents professional members of the scientific, medical and research communities from over 50 regional and national obesity associations. Through our membership we create a global community of organisations dedicated to solving the problems of obesity. Our mission is to lead and drive global efforts to reduce, prevent and treat obesity. 

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/ About World Obesity Day

World Obesity Day was established in 2015 as an annual campaign with the goal of stimulating and supporting practical actions that will help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight and reverse the global obesity crisis.

World Obesity Day 2018

This #WorldObesityDay, we are focusing on weight stigma. Weight stigma is one of the last socially accepted forms of discrimination. This year, we aim to change this and end obesity stigma once and for all. Want to find out more? Click the link below!

INCREASE AWARENESS

Increase knowledge and understanding of the challenge of obesity, and what can and should be done to overcome it.

ENCOURAGE ADVOCACY

Encourage member associations and supporters to get involved with advocacy and campaigning on obesity-related issues.

IMPROVE
POLICIES

Encourage governments to take urgent action to meet their commitment to halt the rise in obesity by 2025.

SHARE
EXPERIENCES

Share national experiences of campaigning to enable the spread of best practices.

Who runs it?

World Obesity Day is led by the World Obesity Federation as part of our Action Initiative. 

The World Obesity Federation represents professional members of the scientific, medical and research communities from over 50 regional and national obesity associations. This helps to create a global community of organisations dedicated to solving the problems of obesity.
 
World Obesity’s mission is to lead and drive global efforts to reduce, prevent and treat obesity.