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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/ Resources

       Campaign Toolkit: 

                  How to get involved in advocacy

If you're in a position to do more targeted advocacy in your country or community, we have advice on how to go about it. Download our complete toolkit for everything you need.


We have created a set of infographics focused on the us of stigmatising imagery in the media; tailored to individual countries. Download, tweet and share.

          Scope E-learning

Our SCOPE e-learning promotion offers the 8 modules in our Core Learning Path at a discount. Over 30 modules on obesity management, authored by leading obesity experts, are available completely free from our e-learning platform, so don't hesitate to find out more. 

            Template Letter


Why not take advocacy one step further? Check out our template letter to media outlets! We've done the hard work for you and written a template letter which you simply need to add your details to and send to the media outlets (we have a list for them too!) in YOUR country. 

         External Resources​

We've collated a load of really useful links to external resources to help you learn more about obesity, and why we need to act now.

Download our logo!

We will be releasing a raft of imagery as we get closer to world obesity day. In the mean time, why not share our World Obesity Day Logo or our #EndWeightStigma Logo to share on social media?

       Use our FREE imagery​

Why not include some great FREE to download imagery in your posts about #WorldObesityDay? help us to combat weight bias in the media and use non-stigmatising imagery from our fantastic image bank.

               Press Release

Make the most of anything your doing for World Obesity day by issuing a press release and maximising  media coverage. At the back of our toolkit is a guide to writing your own press release - so take a look and get started!