6th May - International No Diet Day

Published on May 07, 2018
International No Diet Day is celebrated each year on 6th May

International No Diet Day is celebrated each year on 6th May


  • It is an annual celebration of body acceptance, including fat acceptance and body shape diversity. 
  • The stigma surrounding body weight and size makes people push themselves to lose weight even if it harms their health.
  • This day is dedicated to promoting a healthy life style with a focus on health at any size.
  • The International No Diet Day (INDD) has been in celebration since the year 1992. 
  • It was created by Mary Evans Young, the director of Diet Breakers after her personal experience of being bullied at school for being fat.
  • It was originally intended to be a UK-based celebration called National No Diet Day.
  • May 6th of this celebration coincidentally falls on Young’s birthday. This Day has been celebrated throughout the world with the light blue ribbon as its symbol.
  • It aims to raise awareness about the various dieting disorders which exist - anorexia, bulimia etc. 

Expected Questions

1. When is the International No Diet Day celebrated?
- 6th May

2. When was the International No Diet Day first celebrated?
- 6th May 1992

3. International No Diet Day was started by whom?
- Mary Evans Young

4. When is the World Food Day celebrated?
- 16th October

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