/ 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 knowledge and understanding of the challenge of obesity, and what can and should be done to overcome it.
Encourage member associations and supporters to get involved with advocacy and campaigning on obesity-related issues.
Encourage governments to take urgent action to meet their commitment to halt the rise in obesity by 2025.
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.