The obesity prevention campaign needlessly shines a light on personal appearance versus health. Fat people are ridiculed, overlooked, and caricatured in our society. Public health has taken the stance that "it is the environment, stupid" that explains food choices. A good strategy, but is it enough.
An article in the March 2010 issue of Health Affairs (all obesity cover-to-cover) contends that collective responsibilty (advocacy for healthier foods/places) must kick-in first, before we blame the individual.
I think the issue goes well beyond collective responsibility. It will be hard to rally support for policy if we do not change our attitude about size being liked to health. It is not that simple.
Anyone out there willing to tangle with me on this point?