Two weeks to go!


11th October 2017 is #WorldObesityDay


This week we will be giving you access to our one-stop-shop campaign toolkit, offering a discount on our e-learning platform SCOPE and showing you how to get your hands on some great tailored infographics to share with your network.


Each week we will be providing you with support on how to engage with government, policy makers, academics, the public, members & supporters. For tools and advicevisit

/ World Obesity Day toolkit now available

Take a look at our brand new guide to supporting the 2017 event!


We have just made our 2017 World Obesity Day toolkit live.


This is a one stop shop designed to help you be an advocate of World Obesity Day, providing key information, resources and messages to help with activities, as well as information on how to promote the day. You can even learn how to say 'World Obesity Day' in different languages!


If you are interested in supporting World Obesity Day in any way, then this toolkit is for you.



Share your support for World Obesity Day by joining our Thunderclap!


If you use Twitter or Facebook, simply sign up and a one-off support message will appear on your profile on 11th October. The more people who sign up, the bigger an impact it will make, so please do join in - our social reach is currently 7.1 million and we want you to be part of it!

/ Want to learn more about obesity?

To mark World Obesity Day 2017, we will be offering a discount on the standard price of our Core Learning Path, which is part of World Obesity's e-learning platform, SCOPESo if you're a Healthcare Professional wanting to know more about the essentials on obesity management, this is how you can.


/ Share our infographics!

/ Infographics available for download


We have produced a fact-filled infographic showing statistics on projected global obesity rates for 2025 and the medical bill associated with treating obesity.


The global infographic is now available on our website to view, download and share with your network on social media and email! 


If you want a print quality file and would like a high-res PDF of the main infographic, simply email us and we will be happy to provide it. Also, if you require a translated version, please get in touch.


We will be releasing our country specific graphics on World Obesity Day.


If you can translate our main calls to action into any other languages, please let us know. (Treat Obesity Now and Avoid the Consequences Later. This #WorldObesityDay we are calling on all governments to increase investment in tackling obesity.)

/ Plot yourself on our map 

Our Activities Map shows planned events and support pledges that YOU have been making for #WorldObesityDayWe would love to pin your activity to the map so please let us know what you are doing so we can add you to the map on our website.


/ What is World Obesity Day?

World Obesity Day was launched in 2015 as an annual campaign to stimulate and support practical solutions to help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and to reverse the global obesity crisis. 


The number of adults suffering from overweight and obesity continues to rise. On current trends, 2.7 billion adults worldwide will suffer from overweight and obesity by 2025.


This #WorldObesityDay we are asking all of you to Act Now and to join us in calling for urgent action from governments, health service providers, insurers and philanthropic organisations to prioritise investment in tackling obesity. This means investment in obesity treatment services, early intervention and prevention.


/ Contact Us


If you have any questions, please contact the team at 


You can tweet us @WorldObesity and use #WorldObesityDay.


All information and resources will be added to our World Obesity Day website as it becomes available


And don't forget to sign our Thunderclap campaign!


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