A special Parliament Magazine supplement calling upon EU policymakers to take a fresh look at helping people with obesity.

A special Parliament Magazine supplement calling upon EU policymakers to take a fresh look at helping people with obesity. Read More

ObesityWeek OPEN Symposium, November 2021

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. Read More

OPEN meetings November 2019: Copenhagen and Las Vegas expert interviews

Hear from international experts on key issues in obesity, insights on how to effectively address these issues through grassroot efforts, advocacy, lobbying and the effective use of language and communications. Read More

OPEN Symposium, May 2021

In connection with the European Congress on Obesity 2021, our panel reviewed developments in Europe and looked at what is working well in current strategies and initiatives, what is missing, and provided further insight and guidance on what is needed to ensure government strategies incorporate a whole-systems approach to obesity. Read More

OPEN Obesity Week Meeting, November 2020

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. Read More

OPEN-EU and MEP Interest Group joint meeting on EHDS, January 2022

On Monday, 10 January 2022, the MEP Interest Group for Obesity and Health System Resilience co-hosted a joint eMeeting  with the Obesity Policy Engagement Network (OPEN-EU) -which clearly highlighted the need to take efforts to build Resilience to the next level and enable Obesity data to be meaningfully included following the noncommunicable disease (NCD) framework in the […] Read More

From Guidelines to Global Obesity Policies and Action

In one intense week, the European Congress on Obesity and the Canadian Obesity Summit are setting the bar high for translating research and guidelines into policies and action. A year ago, new Canadian guidelines emerged. The driving concept was simple – health first, before weight. Read More

OPEN UK statement in response to NHS Digital data on hospital admissions of people living with obesity

London, 19th May 2021 The data released by NHS Digital which highlights that one million people living with obesity were admitted to NHS hospitals in 2019/20 reinforces the need for improved support and access to appropriate weight management and obesity services for people living with obesity. Additionally, we believe that the prevalence of obesity in […] Read More

OPEN UK statement in response to the Government’s obesity strategy

London, 27th July 2020   OPEN UK, a group of UK obesity experts, welcome government’s focus on obesity, but warn it will not offer effective weight management support for those people living with severe obesity Support the new measures on food advertising, but there is a need to ensure that this doesn’t promote unhealthy relationships […] Read More


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