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    Child obesity abuse?

    Should parents be charged with abuse or negligence if their child is obese?
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    Re: Child obesity abuse?

    Child abuse would taking a child away from his parents because he was overweight. That could lead to all kinds of guilt/depression and eating disorders.
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    Re: Child obesity abuse?

    I am not sure I like the idea of the government mandating how skinny, fat or how fit a child is or is not supposed to be. Today the government is taking little Timmy or Suzy because they are fat and tomorrow the government could be finding you because you are fat.
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    Re: Child obesity abuse?

    Of course not, it is the parents responsibility, and of the child doesn't like being fat, they can ask their parents to change their diet.
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    Re: Child obesity abuse?

    the gov't needs to stay the HELL out of peoples lives.
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    Re: Child obesity abuse?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Of course not, it is the parents responsibility, and of the child doesn't like being fat, they can ask their parents to change their diet.
    Better yet the child can put down the video game controller and play outside,ride a bike or exercise.
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    Re: Child obesity abuse?

    An obese child typically indicates to me that the child has bad parents. But like some people have said, I wouldn't want the government to dictate what is and isn't "fat". And I doubt the child's life would be improved if their parents were arrested. I'd prefer making gym class either longer, more physical, or both.

    If the parents are taking their kids to McDs every day, then they could either switch to Subway (or some other more healthy fast food chain) or better yet just cook at home. It's a lot cheaper in the long run and better for you (depending on what you cook of course).


    But I'd like to hear what child would turn down McDonalds if their parents are willing to get it for them.
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    Re: Child obesity abuse?

    The rule should be, if you're not physically fit by 17, you're going through basic training at 18. 66% of the country being overweight is simply unacceptable for an industrialized nation.
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    Re: Child obesity abuse?

    Just sitting and thinking, not trying to say that childhood obesity isn't a problem, but how big of a problem is it really? Has it gotten that much worse, or are we just more focused on it now with the HC bill and all.
    I don't have kids so I don't normally see large numbers together. My friend's kids are all normal weight or thin.The kids I see on my road playing are all thin. Some months ago, I did go to a little girls graduation to 1st grade. I only remember seeing one girl that was chubby in the school. I know I didn't see obese chilren all over the place.
    What's anyone else's experience with kids you see?
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