Med journal: Parents with obese children should lose custody.

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    First of all, our foster care system is already struggling. Second, what are we going to do?

    Send them to fat camp?

    Sterilize them?

    Gastric bypass?

    This is only going to make them feel WORSE about their weight. Kids with weight issues have ADDICTION issues.

    A 500 lb kid? I can see that. But seriously? I mean, when are you going to draw the line? What happen in a custody case where someone says, "Oh, the kid is fat...give the kid to me!" or when CPS enters a home and decides a 200 lb 14 year old is being subjected to food abuse?

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    i can agree that there could be some interesting unintended consequences and some strain on an already strained system, but that mother with the 555 lb kid was abusing and neglecting him just as surely as if she were beating or poisoning him.

    truthfully the solution could be as simple as a regimented nutritous meal program the parent has to pay for (their already paying for fast/junk food). i don't know, i just know you can't let a 500+ lb kid continue to eat as he was
     
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    Nutritious food is a hard habit to support. And the kid had an addiction. Plus if the mom is working 2 jobs, how can she restrict what he eats?

    Clearly she doesn't have the cash to help him. He needed MENTAL health, too.
     
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    If someones kids are fat, how is this any our business?
     
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    how about letting experts deside when a kid is so fat it is abuse.
     
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    have you any idea what it would take to feed a 500+lb kid fast food every day?

    she may have been working two jobs but how much of that was going to just support his fried chicken habit? and there are plenty of people out there that work 2 jobs and don't have blimps for children. they make it work, so could she.

    when i was growing up there was a kid at a neighboring school with a brain disorder. he lived his entire life feeling as if he were hungry. his parents put a lock on the refrigerator. they monitored what he ate. sure, he was still a little heavy, but they made it work.

    i have no sympathy for that mother. she was killing her child.
     
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    Wait....I'm checking Article 1, Section 8......hmmm......"fat kids,' ...."fat kids".....
    nope....
    .......maybe SCOTUS can find it in some penumbra....
     
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    The 500 lb kid is a rarity. But what about kids that are 200 lbs? Should the state take THEM away?
     
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    that depends. how old? how tall? what kind of bmi? is the kid gaining or losing weight?

    there are lots of factors, and i don't think it should ever be an automatic loss of the child, but we do need to recognize abuse in this form.
     
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    What about chubby babies? I had a fat baby!

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    My son at 2:

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    My son now:

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