The past two years have put a spotlight on the health inequalities faced by people living with obesity and these inequalities have emphasised the need for more robust national obesity strategies and guidelines which support political and clinical decision-making on obesity and address current gaps.

Within this context and as part of ObesityWeek 2021, our panel of experts discussed current and upcoming obesity strategies and guidelines, reviewing what is currently working well and where efforts could and should be optimised.


Speakers discuss the latest developments in countries leading the charge on disease recognition for obesity, delving into whether this achievement makes a difference to the wider landscape of obesity policy, drawing on insights from the German Obesity Alliance and OPEN Italy. Learnings are also shared from diabetes experts in Belgium to understand similarities and challenges faced in pushing for change in awareness, care and treatment.