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1 Eunice Lao – S00225013 Yes, the prevalence of childhood obesity is increasing, and this is because our society is also changing. It has become more acceptable to be bigger in size in this generation and most brands are catering for all members in the society. Many social media platforms advertise plus size models and the inclusiveness of a brand by expanding the range of their sizes. Showpo is a very inclusive Australian online fashion store, with sizes ranging from 4 to 20. They showcase that being a bigger size is acceptable and beautiful by using models of completely different body types advertising the same product. The government funds the Australian education, and teaching the importance of healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle is part of the curriculum. Funding more towards this category wouldn’t drastically change the circumstances given that it’s a lifestyle choice. Instead, justice requires us to increase spending on aged care services because they are one of the most vulnerable members in our society. Elder abuse is emerging as a priority for health care providers, as age and maturity are contributing factors to patient vulnerability. According to the World Health Organisation, 16% of people aged 60 years and over were subjected to abuse in 2017 and only 4% of these cases are reported. Disturbingly, this predicament is also highly prevalent in aged care facilities; with reports of 2 in 3 aged care facility staff members confessing their abusive actions toward their patients (WHO, 2018). Moreover, Harris (2013) reveals that all occupational groups in aged care facilities have been involved in elder abuse; with AIN’s being the largest group. Hand in hand with elder abuse is the problem of ageism. It degrades one’s self-worth and dignity. For instance, being short-
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