Obesity is a health priority across Europe. EASO provides accurate and up-to-date information and tools to European and international journalists.

EASO is pleased to support media in developing news items that share accurate, evidence based and non-stigmatising information about obesity.

We consider our media colleagues to be a stakeholder and hope to provide you with the support you need. We have resources developed to provide journalists with up-to-date, relevant information about obesity.

EASO believes that obesity is a health priority across Europe. Media can play a critical role in driving awareness and understanding of this complex, and often stigmatized disease.

Media Portal infographic, displaying a range of obesity statistics

We have developed a variety of tools and resources tailored specifically for journalists reporting on obesity.  These include:

  • Obesity Expert Database:  features obesity experts from across Europe, who are willing and available to talk about their personal experiences
  • Patient Database:  features patient spokespeople from across Europe, who are willing and available to talk with media about their personal experiences
  • Obesity Image Bank:  includes links to credible third-party resources that feature obesity-related imagery which can be downloaded and used for a variety of publication needs
  • Obesity Facts & Figures:  up-to-date obesity data and trends
  • Exclusive Videos:  of leading experts in the field of obesity, discussing ‘obesity as a gateway disease’ and ‘hot topics’ in obesity science


We hope you find this content useful and that it supports your ongoing media reporting on obesity.  Please let us know; we welcome any feedback you might have.

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