World Obesity Day takes place on Friday, March 4
World Obesity Day Europe, held each year to draw attention to Europe’s growing obesity epidemic and the need for better prevention and treatment, took place on Friday, March 4.
Individuals, healthcare providers and organisations throughout Europe took part with events ranging from providing free health check-ups and healthy eating advice, to holding virtual open days at hospitals and treatment centres, and information and training workshops for patients and healthcare professionals.
The campaign, which is part of global World Obesity Day, is an initiative of the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO), Europe’s leading organisation responsible for research into obesity, and the European Coalition for People living with Obesity (ECPO).
In the spirit of the tagline, Addressing Obesity Together, people from all walks of life participated to create greater awareness and understanding of obesity, which is predicted to affect more than half of the European population by 2030.
Numerous World Obesity Day Europe events took place at national and local levels and were heavily publicised on social media (@ObesityDayEU #ObesityDayEurope on Twitter).
Further details on World Obesity Day and where to find more information on obesity and obesity prevention and treatment, are available on the World Obesity Day Europe website: www.woday.eu
To see what took place across social media, please use #WorldObesityDay and #ObesityDayEurope.
We will soon have further information on our website from the numerous European events for the day! Watch this space!