Why young women need to be given a louder voice in the obesity debate

An article I published in the conversation with Dr Jessica Francombe-Webb and Annaleise Depper (University of Bath) on the obesity policy.

Young women are at the centre of myriad public health concerns about their bodies. Fears about obesity, inactivity, unhappiness and social media have driven policy responses that target young women and their “problem” behaviours. But far too often these issues are seen as having competing agendas. In this complex environment, isn’t it time for more joined-up thinking and for the voices of young women to be more clearly heard?

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