These 5 principles were co-created by member organizations of the International Obesity Collaborative (IOC) by developing consensus statements and evidence-based education about obesity to share around the globe.

Obesity is a chronic disease impacting populations worldwide. People living with obesity face weight bias, stigma, discrimination, and challenges accessing empathetic evidence-based healthcare. To ensure that obesity is treated with the same level of compassion and respect given to other chronic diseases, it is important that these five key principles are understood: