The Roots of Obesity Run Deep
Together we can create a healthier future
Join us and organisations around the world for World Obesity Day next March 4th
Declaration on Obesity: Time to act
The roots of obesity are complex.
It's time to take action – together.
Sign the Declaration to demand that national and local governments and policymakers take effective and urgent action on obesity.Sign the Declaration
See some of the events that took place around the globe on World Obesity Day 2020
In 2020 we spread the word about the root causes of obesity. From Mexico to Mumbai, Germany to Geneva people around the world hosted events and activities to inspire, engage and inform. Take a look at our interactive map to see some of our activities.
About World Obesity Day
People with obesity are constantly shamed and blamed for their disease. This is because many people - including doctors, policymakers, and others - do not understand that obesity is a chronic disease. They see it as a simple lack of willpower, laziness, or a refusal to "eat less and move more". But like all chronic diseases, the root causes of obesity run much deeper. They can be genetic, psychological, sociocultural, economic and environmental. It is time we break the cycle of shame and blame and revaluate our approach for addressing this complex chronic disease that affects 650 million people worldwide.
Join us and organisations around the world for World Obesity Day on March 4, as we push for more comprehensive solutions, treatment and collective responsibility for addressing this global epidemic. Together, we can address the far-reaching personal, societal, and economic impacts of obesity.ABOUT WORLD OBESITY DAY
How you can get involved?
We will be sharing plenty of news and resources about how you can get involved with World Obesity Day 2021. Until then, you can check out what we created for World Obesity Day 2020.