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News Jun 30, 21

Advancing our obesity agenda at the UN Food Systems Summit

The current global food system is not fit for purpose.

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Blog Jun 07, 21

Connecting the Dots – Momentum on Obesity at the World Health Assembly

Reflections on WHA74 and considering the implications for advancing action on obesity at future assemblies.

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News Jun 30, 21

Creating Canada’s First Obesity Care Framework

Obesity Canada pushes to make the adult clinical guideline the standard of care

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Podcasts

Youth voices for healthy choices

World Obesity are excited to announce a new three-episode podcast mini-series.

Hosted by patient and student activist Faith Newsome, this podcast will take you on a journey around the world taking in stories from experts and young changemakers working to address childhood obesity. During the first episodes Faith will be joined by Claudia Batz from the World Obesity to explore some of the challenges and solutions when addressing obesity, as told by young people on the front line in Portugal, Austria, India, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the UK.

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World Obesity Day

COVID-19 and Obesity: The 2021 Atlas

Early on in the pandemic, it became clear that people with obesity were more likely to experience complications and death due to COVID-19, with our lwqoatest report showing that death rates are ten times higher in countries where more than 50% of the population are overweight. Obesity is a disease that does not receive prioritisation commensurate with its prevalence and impact, which is now fastest rising in emerging economies. COVID-19 provides a new urgency – and inspiration – for everybody to come together and address the root causes of obesity. This means adopting an integrated, equitable, comprehensive and person-centred approach to addressing obesity. Because every body needs everybody.

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Recent Events

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Other Events Jul 20, 21

ANZOS 2021

The annual meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society.

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SCOPE School Jun 16, 21

SCOPE School Global: Obesity & bariatric surgery

SCOPE School Global - Obesity & bariatric surgery: The patient journey

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Apr 06, 21

AOCO-MASO 2021

Asia-Oceania conference on obesity & Malaysian Association for the study of obesity scientific conference.

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