The SSE Hydro in Glasgow’s Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) campus was lit up to celebrate the first ever World Obesity Day (11 October 2015).
Organised by the World Obesity Federation, World Obesity Day aims to highlight the initiatives being undertaken around the world to tackle the challenge of obesity.
The SECC management says it shares the World Obesity Federation’s ambition to promote healthier lifestyles, particularly among its staff and attendees at SECC-hosted events.
Following World Obesity Day, menu options at the SECC’s Clydebuilt restaurant are to have a particularly healthy theme, while the Glasgow Restaurant Association also announced its support for the initiative with several of the city’s top restaurants highlighting their low calorie dishes.
Participating restaurants will also be spreading the word about the work of the World Obesity Federation and healthy eating options via social media and in emails to their customers.
Announcing her support for World Obesity Day, director of conference sales at the SECC Kathleen Warden, said: “The World Obesity Federation has been a key partner in helping us to develop a strategy that promotes a healthier lifestyle among staff and clients at the SECC. We believe all venues will need to take account of their ‘healthprint’ in the future as part of their responsibility towards people who are effectively in their care for many hours. We warmly endorse the first ever World Obesity Day.”
Aileen Crawford, head of conventions at Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, added: “We would like to offer our warmest congratulations to our friends and partners at the SECC for their support of World Obesity Day. Not only are they lighting up Glasgow’s skyline for the celebration but they’re shining a spotlight on a very relevant and impactful health initiative.”