Policy & Advocacy: Health Awareness / Nursing Leadership
World Obesity Day: October 11, 2019
On October 11th, we recognize World Obesity Day. The goal of World Obesity Day is to help support practical actions that will help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight. While obesity is a health condition it is also important to note that often obese individuals can experience stigma related to their weight and often receive negative portrayls in the media. As health care providers, nursing knows that addressing the root causes of obesity without perpetuating stigma will help people to achieve a health weight.