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Department
Justice
Course
JUST*1000
Professor
Welsh
Semester
Fall

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September 17, 2012. Lecture 2: Health and Wellness What did you learn last week? • 7 dimensions of wellness/health (physical, emotional, social, environmental,  mental, occupational, other ­ spiritual) • Determinants of health Education as a determinant of Health • Health knowledge • Higher ed. = higher income (income is a determinant) • Social opportunities • Link to mental dimensions of health Slide 58 • Stress of coming to another country • Food sources • Social integration • International degrees and education that aren’t recognized in Canada Would you expect people who use food banks on a regular basis to become more  overweight/obese than those who do not use food banks? • Very nutritionally poor foods are unavailable to them • Most cost effective food: the food that’s more likely to make you overweight and  give you diabetes Poverty and Obesity: The Weight of the Nation Social determinants of health  • 18+% of children are obese • 2/3 of adults are overweight/obese • 1/10 adults have diabetes • People who didn’t graduate high school 1/5 have diabetes • Diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure • Low­income neighbourhood: fewer sources of healthy food. Lack of access to  quality foods • Large social and economic forces that predict obesity • No where to exercise (parks, streets, etc.) • Where you live matters a lot • Some initiatives put into place to help Blood 
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