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World Obesity Federation

Driving global efforts to reduce, prevent and treat obesity.

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News Mar 02, 23

Economic impact of overweight and obesity to surpass $4 trillion by 2035

Study predicts that more than half the global population will be living with overweight and obesity within 12 years.

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News Feb 07, 23

World Obesity’s official relations status renewed by World Health Organization

During the 152nd meeting of the WHO Executive Board, Member States renewed World Obesity’s official relation status.

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News Sep 21, 22

Economic impact of overweight and obesity set to reach 3.3% of global GDP by 2060

New study predicts US$2.2 trillion could be saved annually if overweight and obesity prevalence remained at 2019 levels

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Image bank

World Obesity Image Bank

Images used to accompany online or print news stories frequently depict people with obesity from unflattering angles, often inactive or consuming unhealthy food.  This portrayal creates an environment where there is a lack of understanding and even a desire to shame individuals who have obesity. 

They invariably exploit the “shock value” of focussing on abdomens or lower bodies, and excluding heads from the frame of view.

Our Image Bank aims to stop this and forms a gallery of free-to-use images to ensure accurate, non-biased, respectful images are widely available.


Our Members

World Obesity Federation is a membership organisation representing national and regional associations dedicated to the study and management of obesity and related comorbidities.

Our membership body currently comprises more than 80 associations in over 100 countries and territories.

Our members are organisations representing healthcare professionals, researchers, policy specialists and those with lived experience of obesity. As well as a membership programme for non-profit organisations, World Obesity runs a Champions programme for partners.

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Upcoming Events

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Member Apr 29, 23

Your Weight Matters 2023 Virtual Convention

This convention is hosted by the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and takes place 29 - 30 April 2023.

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Webinars May 03, 23

CO-CREATE webinar: Launch of the NOURISHING policy index

Join us for the first in our two-part webinar series as we launch the NOURISHING (nutrition) policy index.

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Webinars May 04, 23

CO-CREATE webinar: Launch of the MOVING policy index

Part two of our webinar series launches the MOVING (physical activity) policy index.

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