World Obesity Day 2022, Everybody Needs to Act. Obesity is a global problem, and it affects us all. 800 million of us are living with the disease, with millions more at risk.
Why Healthy Food Policy? Policy Makes It Easy for Us To Be Healthy
On World Obesity Day 2022, The Healthy Caribbean Coalition, Healthy Caribbean Youth, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados, Heart Foundation of Jamaica, the Jamaica Youth Advocacy Network and Lake Health and Wellbeing continue to advocate for healthy food policies to support healthier environments in the Caribbean. Why Policy? It makes it easy to be healthy.
Regional Partners unite to reaffirm commitments to tackle obesity as new global report shows Caribbean ranking high in obesity figures
Bridgetown, 4 March 2022: On the occasion of World Obesity Day 2022 and in celebration of the theme ‘Everybody Needs to Act’, nine regional partners have united to reaffirm their collective commitment to work together to prioritise action against overweight and obesity even as the World Obesity Atlas, 2022 paints a dismal picture for obesity in the Caribbean.
The Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC) has joined with The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Earth Medic/ Earth Nurse, The Law and Health Research Unit of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, and the Rotary District 7030, Rotary International, to highlight the need for robust policies to prevent and treat the crisis of overweight and obesity facing CARICOM countries.
Everybody Needs to Act
Obesity is a global problem, and it affects us all. 800 million of us are living with the disease, with millions more at risk. We know the roots of obesity run deep, and the only way we can make progress is by working together. That’s why we’re calling for action at the local, national, and global levels. Read more
World Obesity Atlas 2022 Launched
This year it covers:
- Predictions for the prevalence of obesity in 2030
- New Obesity-NCD Preparedness Ranking
- Latest estimates for the loss of healthy years of life due to high BMI
- 200 Country Scorecards
This report is a powerful reminder of why everybody needs to act now to address obesity.