[10/11/16] Today Is World Obesity Day

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World Obesity Day is observed globally on 11 October with the view of promoting practical solutions to end the global obesity crisis. It is organised by the World Obesity Federation, a non-profit body which is in official relations with the World Health Organisation and is a collaborating body on the Lancet Commission on Obesity. WOF states that its aim is to “lead and drive global efforts to reduce, prevent and treat obesity.”

The first World Obesity Day took place in 2015. The 2016 event will focus on childhood obesity, aligning with the WHO Commission report on Ending Childhood Obesity.