The prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity continues to rise on most continents, and there is increasing recognition that the COVID-19 pandemic and response strategies (for example, school closures, country lockdowns and trade restrictions) are exacerbating challenges regarding child nutrition and wellbeing. 

World Children’s Day

A year ago, we joined forces with UNICEF in an effort to prevent childhood obesity. This year, on World Children’s Day, we celebrate this partnership and call for continued focus on childhood overweight and obesity across the world.

To mark the day (20 November), the @NovoNordisk Instagram account will be sharing posts from children - expressing their hopes and dreams for a healthy future - throughout the day. 

For something slightly more academic, visit for a post by UNICEF and the World Obesity Federation on ‘Action on childhood obesity amidst COVID-19: greater challenges, new opportunities’.