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About WOD

About WOD

World Obesity Day is a unified day of action that calls for a cohesive, cross-sector response to the obesity crisis. It takes place on 4 March and is convened by the World Obesity Federation in collaboration with its global members. 

Hundreds of individuals, organisations and alliances contribute to World Obesity Day every year, engaging hundreds of thousands of people across the world.

The mission of World Obesity Day



Obesity is a disease. We are raising awareness and improving understanding of its root causes and the actions needed to address them.

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Encourage advocacy

Changing the way obesity is addressed across society, we’re encouraging people to become advocates, standing up and calling for change.

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Improve policies

Creating a healthy environment that prioritises obesity as a health issue, we’re working to change policy to build the right support systems for the future.

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Share experiences

Stronger together, we’re creating platforms to share experiences, inspiring and uniting a global community to work towards our common goal.