Now that we’ve seen how important it is to define an issue clearly and carefully and to develop appropriate and effective solutions, let’s work through an example of how to do this. We’ll use the case of health and overweight and obesity in Canada.
Obesity is increasingly regarded as a health crisis, in Canada and around the world. Governments are investing huge amounts of money in prevention, health promotion, and public education to address the “problem” of overweight and obesity. But how do we know whether or not it really is a problem in Canada?