Obesity Stigma

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In their article “Obesity Stigma: Important Considerations for Public Health,” Puhl and Heuer argue that obese individuals are often seen “not as innocent victims, but as architects of their own ill health” (2010, p.1020). Personally, I disagree with this statement because not everyone has certain resources or knowledge to help them live a better and healthier life. People who live in lower socioeconomic status areas do not have as many benefits as someone in a higher class area. The choices of supermarkets in these areas can be very limited. Furthermore, in class we watched the movie Food, Inc. which showed a family who is lower socioeconomic status, they are not able to provide much healthy food. To them, it was easier to buy dinner at a
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