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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/ Obesity Stigma in the Media

We’ve been reviewing how media in some countries report about obesity. This includes the images used to accompany media stories. Using an algorithm, we’ve developed scorecards for 22 countries. You can find, and download these all below!

AUSTRIA
BRAZIL
CANADA
COLOMBIA
DENMARK
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
FRANCE
GERMANY
HONG KONG
INDIA
IRELAND
ITALY
JAPAN
MEXICO
MOROCCO
NETHERLANDS
NEW ZEALAND
PORTUGAL
SERBIA
SOUTH AFRICA
UNITED KINGDOM
USA