29 Nov '11, 7am

"Too Fat" Child Removed From Parent, Sent to Foster Care

"Too Fat" Child Removed From Parent, Sent to Foster Care

An Ohio grade-schooler has been removed from his mother’s custody after authorities declared that she was not making enough effort to bring the 200 lb eight year old down to a healthy weight. According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer , the boy’s health has been monitored for a year, and although he began to lose weight initially, he has since put the weight back on, leaving critics to say that his mother is incapable of assisting him with a healthy diet and exercise. The child’s mother disagrees, citing her participation in a “Healthy Kids, Healthy Weight,” program, and says that he is in no eminent physical danger. “‘They are trying to make it seem like I am unfit, like I don’t love my child,’ the boy’s mother said. ‘Of course I love him. Of course I want him to lose weight. It’s a lifestyle change, and they are trying to make it seem like I am not embracing that. It is ver...

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