Sunday, November 27, 2011

Ohio Puts 200-Pound Third-Grader in Foster Care Because of The Child's Weight

Is obesity in your child now a sign of parental neglect? This is an extremely slippery slope we are stepping on...

"An Ohio third-grader who weighs more than 200 pounds has been taken from his family and placed into foster care after county social workers said his mother wasn't doing enough to control his weight.

The Plain Dealer reports ( ) that the Cleveland 8-year-old is considered severely obese and at risk for such diseases as diabetes and hypertension.
A spokeswoman says the county removed the child because caseworkers saw his mother's inability to reduce his weight as medical neglect.

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