Big has always been beautiful in the Pacific region, but in recent years this has taken on a new meaning. Obesity levels in the Pacific are more than three times the global average, and the Pacific region is home to seven out of 10 of the world’s most obese countries. This has profound effects on women, who are at the front line of the economic, physical and psychological effects of widespread obesity. Hilda finds out what factors have contributed to this situation and explores solutions that focus on women’s wellbeing rather than shame and western stereotypes of beauty.


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