I know how you feel... My 15 yr. old son started gaining weight when he was 4 yrs old because of medication that he was put on for a medical condition that he has. It has made it extremely difficult for him to loss weight and has had to suffer from hurtful kids and adults with preconceived prejudices. And I still believe that income can play a large roll in obesity as well. Before you rule it out you should try raising 3 kids on 1000.00 a mo. and not get any child support and see what you are able to buy for meals and make it stretch for the whole month.