World Obesity Day in 2024
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World Obesity Day aims at raising awareness about obesity, its health implications, and the need for concerted efforts to combat it. The focus of this observance is to promote sustainable solutions to the obesity crisis, emphasizing the need for a whole-of-society approach, engaging policy-makers, healthcare professionals, the private sector, and individuals in the fight against obesity. Key aspects of the day include increasing awareness about the importance of healthy eating, physical activity, and effective weight management to prevent obesity and its complications.
The World Obesity Federation established World Obesity Day in 2015, with the first event taking place on October 11th that year. In the European Union (EU), obesity affects approximately one in six adults. The prevalence of obesity has tripled in many European countries since the 1980s, resulting in increased healthcare expenditures and reduced quality of life. World Obesity Day plays a crucial role in the EU context by drawing attention to this alarming trend and advocating for targeted policy measures, including regulating marketing towards children, supporting improved food literacy, and enhancing accessibility to healthier food options for all citizens.
World Obesity Day is observed through various national and local initiatives aimed at educating people about the causes and consequences of obesity, as well as promoting healthier lifestyles. These may include educational campaigns, workshops, community events, and virtual activities promoting physical activity and balanced diets. There may also be concerted efforts to engage key stakeholders, such as policymakers, healthcare professionals, and non-governmental organizations in policy discussions and advocacy. World Obesity Day takes place on October 11th.
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