an association of patients suffering from obesity that is here to help you

Eating and extra pounds are a source of hopelessness and frustration. You’ve had enough of fad diets, which only lead to weight loss rebound, the “yoyo effect”, and you don’t know what to do anymore. You feel lonely and misunderstood, and you’ve already experienced stigma. We are here for you, to answer your questions and support you with respect and confidentiality. Our emotional experiences in the fight against obesity doesn’t only give us rich experiences to share, but also make us true experts in the field.

Join us at Eurobesitas, we will take your needs into account.

Since 1994, the Association has been fighting against the stigma that patients who suffer from obesity endure, even in the medical field, to improve the management of obesity and its reimbursement by health insurance funds. But first and foremost, it’s about regaining our well-being, our self-esteem, our self-confidence and our health, well beyond the extra pounds.

“The body must be considered as a collaborator in healing, not as an obstacle to well-being” as L. Gamba says.

The movie team

The World Obesity Day Prizes awarded to laureates from six European countries.

Regarding the Obesity Day Europe Awards for 2020/2021 hashtag #ObesityDayEurope, , the Swiss Patient Association EUROBESITAS won the ECPO award for Best Public Engagement Program. It has used all its resources into producing and publicizing this video to raise awareness among the public and health professionals on the subject of the stigma that people with obesity often face. It highlights a better approach that should be followed by health professionals. This video was made possible thanks to the World Obesity Day grant allocated to Eurobesitas and Perceptio cibus. Perceptio cibus was able to contribute financially to the costs of making the video.