They aren't talking about kids 20lbs over weight. They are talking about the 150lb 4 year old. I think if the family is counseled to make changes and they don't then yes, they are slowly killing their child and the child should be removed.
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What we eat has alot to do with what we have grown up eating and how much money families have to purchase food. I don't think the government should take obese children out of their homes.I think education, having stores in the community that sell fresh fruit and veggies, providing vouchers for healthy food for those who are food insecure, and safe places for families to play are better alternatives than removal.
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What are your thoughts on the opnion piece in the latest Journal of the American Medical Association indicating that States should intervene on behalf of obese kids?
I just wrote an article on examiner.com about it, but wondered what fellow Spark-parents thought. exm.nr/pauaGE
note- I made sure to include references to sparkpeople.com in my article!
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