International No Diet Day(INDD) is annually observed across the globe on 6th May to celebrate body acceptance and diversity. The day is dedicated to promote a healthy lifestyle and create awareness about various eating disorders and the dangers and futility of dieting.
i.International No Diet Day was created in 1992 by Mary Evans Young, the director of Diet Breakers, a British group.
ii.The First INDD was celebrated in the United Kingdom in 1992.
The Blue Ribbon is the symbol of the International No Diet Day.
Goals of International No Diet Day:
- To celebrate the beauty and diversity of all shapes and sizes.
- To educate the facts about weight-loss dieting, health and body size
- To Recognise how dieting preserves the violence against women.
- To support against weight discrimination, sizism and fatphobia.