Mar. 3, 2020

March 4th is world Obesity day

The Roots of Obesity Run Deep
March 4th will be the first unified World Obesity Day and will serve to recognize obesity as a multi-factorial and chronic disease. This global awareness campaign is the collective effort of multiple organizations in the obesity community.
“The Obesity Society is proud to have played a key role in the establishment of March 4th as World Obesity Day along with several other peer organizations in the obesity community. The establishment of a unified World Obesity Day is an important advancement in helping to increase public and governmental awareness of this serious, yet often misunderstood, chronic disease. The Obesity Society is fully engaged in leading the efforts to advance our scientific understanding of the causes, treatment and prevention of obesity, and we are committed to efforts to help end the stigma and bias that persons living with obesity face on a daily basis, and I feel strongly that the establishment of World Obesity Day will help advance these goals,” said TOS President Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD, FTOS.
Join us and organizations around the world in the inaugural observance of World Obesity Day on March 4, 2020, as we push for more comprehensive solutions, treatment, and collective responsibility for addressing this global epidemic. Together, we can address the far reaching personal, societal, and economic impacts of obesity. See how you can be a force for change at
The Obesity Society “The Roots of Obesity” Twitter Chat
The Obesity Society will hold a live Twitter Chat on “The Roots of Obesity” at 2 p.m. (EDT) on March 4, 2020, as part of its observance of World Obesity Day. This chat will focus on the biological contributors to obesity and the implications for treatment and prevention. People are encouraged to use the hashtag #RootsOfObesityChat to join the conversation.