National Obesity Care Week's Mission

National Obesity Care Week aims to change the way we care about obesity by:

  • Providing science-based education on obesity
  • Advocating for access to affordable and comprehensive care

National Obesity Care Week envisions a society that understands, respects and accepts the complexities of obesity and values science-based care.

Why Obesity?

Today, the disease of obesity affects more than 93 million Americans, and more than 33 percent of Americans are affected by excess weight. National Obesity Care Week brings the topic of obesity in the forefront and helps individuals with obesity get access to science-based treatments.


Number of U.S. adults affected by obesity

$315.8 Billion

Estimated cost of annual obesity-related healthcare


Number of diseases and disorders linked to obesity.

Nearly 50%

Estimated percentage of older adults affected by obesity in 2030 if no change is made today.

NOCW Champions

Since 2015, organizations across the United States have joined together as NOCW Champions to change the way we care about the disease of obesity.

NOCW Partners