Bariatric Physicians Group Opposes State Intervention for Childhood Obesity
The American Society of Bariatric Physicians opposes state proposals to remove obese children from their homes when addressing life-threatening cases, according to an ASBP release.
The ASBP says the dramatic increase in childhood obesity cannot be solely attributed to poor parenting. Children cannot burn off as many calories as they once did due to increased fears that they could be injured or abducted and they are exposed to ads for cereal, candy, soda and other unhealthy substances.
While turning a severely obese child over to the state is thought-provoking, the ASBP considers such a move would likely damage the child in the long term and would not recommend it unless there are clear signs of neglect or abuse.
Read the ASBP release on taking obese children from their parents.
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