“The country's pre-eminent obesity charity, the National Obesity Forum is staging its first consumer awareness week in November this year. National Obesity Week, (NOW!)is an initiative to raise awareness of personal weight status. While the obesity epidemic increases, research* has highlighted that nearly half of adults have an inaccurate picture of their own weight. Dr David Haslam, National Obesity Forum (NOF) Chairman and Clinical Director explains: ‘We recognise that before an individual can choose to make changes to their lifestyle, they must first really know if they have a weight problem. Our aim is to find and support the half of the population that believe that their weight 'is about right', but are in danger of developing serious health problems or perhaps are already not enjoying the benefits of good health.