Hear me out.
Prior to this, "public health" had (mostly) been about clean air & water, feeding the hungry, safe cars, buildings, streets, etc. 2/
Then came "healthism." 3/
Gov & corp need no longer worry about access to healthcare, ensuring safe environments (beyond basic regs), providing living wages- 5/
We KNOW health & SES are closely linked. We see this even in dietary studies that are supposed to prove that health & DIET are closely linked. 6/
Unfortunately, public health experts - and others - often take this to mean that 7/
And, now proponents of LCHF diets are about to join the fray. 8/
It simply adds another way that we can blame people for their own poor health: "We gave them a LCHF diet to follow & they didn't. It is their own fault they are sick!" 9/
--requiring that insurance companies only reimburse for diabetes education that offers the option of LCHF
There is so much more we can do besides dumping responsibility back on individuals for knowing/following gov nutrition advice.
And we could start with "diet doesn't fix everything."