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2/8/18, The Uniter, Confronting Weight Stigma: Institutional sizeism affects Manitobans, by Charls Morin

“Bacon explains that health care tends to rely on individual behaviour change: certain people are categorized as sick and must make changes in their own lives in order to become healthy.

She says focus on the individual is not conducive to solving what is ultimately a social issue.

“We know that the greatest source of chronic illnesses has to do with social factors, how people are treated in the world … if we deal with poverty, we’d be improving people’s health to a much greater degree than if we tell people to eat their veggies,” Bacon says.”

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