Global Obesity Forum Declaration: Obesity and the response to COVID-19

World Obesity Day 2020 seems like a lifetime ago. The months in between have been especially difficult for people living with obesity. With World Obesity Day 2021 approaching on the 4th March, we want to draw your attention to the Global Obesity Forum Declaration on Obesity and COVID-19.

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Expert Panel Discussion: The impact of weight stigma on people with obesity

We are glad to be able to share access to a recent international panel discussion on the hugely important issue of weight stigma. In this panel, four experts in the field present on the impact that weight stigma has on people living with obesity and on funding for scientific research which could develop future treatments.

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Share your perspective: Help to develop a new programme to support teenagers

The charity HENRY are developing a new programme to support young people to have the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills needed in order to live healthy and happy lives. They would like young people aged 11-19 to help them to develop the programme and this is where Hannah, a PhD student, and maybe you, come in…

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Recommendations for Obesity Services

In October The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Obesity undertook an inquiry seeking insights and recommendations that could enhance and support the Government’s new obesity strategy for adults and children. The report following this inquiry has recently launched, making recommendations and suggesting possible next steps for the government as they seek to develop weight management services. OEN UK fully supports the recommendations made in the report. Below is a summary of the report.

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