In the inaugural episode of “Decisions We Make,” we delve into the growing concern of obesity in our society. Exploring the complex factors contributing to the rise of a “Fat Nation,” we discuss the role of personal choices, societal norms, and the influence of the food industry. Experts and individuals share their experiences, shedding light on the challenges and decisions we face in tackling this widespread issue.

According to an opinion piece posted on September 13, 2022, by Micheal Boachie, obesity costs South Africa billions of dollars, The research’s objective was to determine the public-sector tariff-based direct healthcare expenses connected to the management of weight-related diseases. They estimate that overweight and obese cost South Africa’s healthcare system R33 billion (US$1.9 billion) annually.