Drawing the line on obesity

As I’m sure you have read in the news, the children of an obese couple have been taken away by social services. We dont know exactly why and there may be more to this story than meets the eye, but at the moment it looks as though they have been taken away for their protection due to the fact that the entire family is overweight. Since when was it child abuse to have overweight children? If this is the case, and there are no other reasons, then it is not up to the state to intervene on how you bring up your children. Obviously we do not want a new generation of obese children turning into obese adults – thats a no brainer. However there are ways of helping and supporting famlies with weight loss programmes and motivation without taking their children into care. I would be interested in your thoughts on this matter.

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