Obesity is very common, affecting 1 in 6 adults and 1 in 11 children worldwide in 2020. It is linked to a range of adverse physical and mental health outcomes. Unfortunately, many people living with obesity struggle to access health support, and some face harmful stigma. This must change.
Healthcare workers can make an enormous difference. Learning and talking about weight – with both patients and co-workers – is one of the most important things you can do to improve understanding, treatment, and people’s health.