Childhood Obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century and affects 42 million children worldwide. According to WHO (World Health Organization), 70 million young children will be overweight or obese by 2025. If this trend continues, we are facing the first generation that could live less than their parents. Gasol Foundation has been working since 2013 to reverse this trend, reduce Childhood Obesity rates and improve the quality of life for children and their families.

Obesity affects the immediate health, educational level and quality of life in children. Children with obesity are more likely to remain obese in adulthood and are at risk for cardiovascular disease associated with an increased likelihood of premature death and disability.
Always committed to the health of children, and after years of collaborating with several organizations such as Unicef, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the seriousness of Childhood Obesity at a worldwide level led Pau and Marc Gasol, NBA players and All-Stars, to found Gasol Foundation in 2013. Our mission is to reduce Childhood Obesity rates.

Gasol Foundation’s mission is to reduce Childhood Obesity rates and focuses all its energy and resources on promoting and transmitting healthy lifestyles amongst today’s youth through our programs, activities, and initiatives both in Spain and the United States. Through nutritional workshops, physical activity sessions and the key involvement of family and educators, our programs promote children ‘s knowledge, attitudes and habits for their full development.



We work to reduce Childhood Obesity rates through the promotion of sports, physical activity, healthy eating and the emotional stability of boys and girls, young people and their families.


Our aim is to live in a world in which all boys and girls enter adulthood physically and mentally equipped to live fruitful and healthy lives, full of opportunities.


We believe that a multisectoral, transversal and coordinated approach is indispensable. The implication, work and joint commitment of all individuals in society is vital to prevent Childhood Obesity.