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This article analyses the responsibility of society systems’ structures towards the obesity epidemic - and how strongly a shift in the government responses is required to tackle this issue. Our “obesogenic” environments hinder the population from accessing healthy lifestyle and dietary patterns, while portraying obesity as an individual’s lack of personal willpower. By challenging the current views on obesity, this article proposes that new policies must be created to eliminate inequalities and to provide long-term solutions to the root causes of obesity, deeply entrenched across all aspects of society.