The Roots of Obesity Run Deep
Together we can create a healthier future
Join us and organisations around the world for a new World Obesity Day on March 4, 2020.
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 what’s happening for world obesity day around the globe
In 2020 we are spreading the word about the root causes of obesity. From Mexico to Mumbai, Germany to Geneva people around the world will be hosting events and activities to inspire, engage and inform. Add your World Obesity Day event or story by simply clicking the submit button below.
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 enviornmental. 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 a new World Obesity Day on March 4, 2020, 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 adding more campaign tools and resources in due course, to support the national campaigns and local activities and events set to take place worldwide.