What is obese planet?
Obese Planet is a campaign run by the World Obesity Federation focused on: driving action on childhood obesity, guaranteeing obesity is covered by Universal Health Coverage and ensuring obesity features prominently in the outcomes of the 2018 High-level meeting on NCDs.

The campaign name reflects the fact that obesity is a global challenge; it also builds on the growing importance of the planetary health agenda.

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Obesity is a disease that is
now a global epidemic

Obesity is a disease that is now a global epidemic

Recognise obesity as a disease and integrate it into Universal Health Coverage.
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Childhood Obesity must be prioritised in the fight to tackle obesity

Childhood Obesity must be prioritised in the fight to tackle obesity

Reaffirm commitment to reducing childhood obesity.

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 We have the tools to stop the obesity epidemic

We have the tools to stop the obesity epidemic

Prioritise policies that tackle the social and commercial determinants of obesity.
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The way obesity is often portrayed and talked about in the media can create an environment where there is a lack of understanding and even a desire to shame individuals who are obese. Images used to accompany online or print news stories frequently depict obese people from unflattering angles, often inactive or consuming unhealthy food. They invariably exploit the "shock value" of focusing on abdomens/lower bodies, excluding heads from the frame.
650

million adults
have obesity

340

million children
have obesity

45%

of people with obesity have not received a formal diagnosis of obesity

10%

of people with obesity were able to maintain the weight loss for more than one year