World Obesity Day

Thursday, 11 October 2018

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. The day aims to increase awareness, encourage advocacy, improve policies, and share experiences. 

World Obesity Day 2017 was themed "treat obesity now and avoid the consequences later." It called for investment in treatment services to support people affected by obesity, early intervention to improve the success of treatment, and prevention to reduce the need for treatment.

More information on the 2018 theme will soon be shared. In the meantime, find out more about the calls to action in 2017 when the campaign focused on the need for investment in obesity, and the successful 2016 World Obesity Day campaign on ending Childhood Obesity

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