Governing Obesity was set up to provide novel means for governing obesity and its consequences via effective interventions at the societal and individual level, from an early stage towards the morbidly obese individuals, while avoiding unintended and negative effects.
Governing Obesity is one of 18 research initiatives established in 2013 as part of the University of Copenhagen Excellence Programme for Interdisciplinary Research (2016).
The challenge of obesity
Obesity is a complex global, societal and individual challenge, which requires trans- and interdisciplinary efforts.
Governing Obesity will raise the public awareness and understanding of obesity as a complex phenomenon by making contributions to science education, interacting closely with stakeholders and by supporting science fairs and the public debate.