Action Initiative


To stimulate and support practical actions that will help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight and reverse the global obesity crisis.


World Obesity Action Initiative was launched in 2015 to drive awareness and understanding of practical and effective actions that can be taken to combat the obesity crisis.

The Action Initiative promotes a comprehensive view of tackling obesity covering a range of individual, environmental, social and physiological issues that can have an impact – from diet to physical activity, from infrastructure to sport, from public health interventions to medicine.

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to obesity, so the sharing and implementation of multiple best practice solutions will allow the largest possible positive impact.

The Action Initiative promotes tangible and realistic goals to support change and will work with organisations to incorporate tackling obesity into everything they do. 

The Action Initiative is a new activity driven and managed by the World Obesity Federation.  It creates a new space for extended engagement, complementing World Obesity’s existing structure and supporting its overarching mission and vision. 

  • How to get involved

  • Action Initiative Programmes