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Should Parents Lose Custody of Obese Kids?

Should Parents Lose Custody of Obese Kids?

Is feeding your kids an unhealthy diet a form of child abuse or neglect?

As CNN reports, researchers from Harvard University have suggested that severely obese children should be removed from their homes.

“State intervention may serve the best interests of many children with life-threatening obesity, comprising the only realistic way to control harmful behaviors,” the authors wrote.

With an estimated 17% of U.S. children considered obese, the researchers' contention touches a nerve for many parents.

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Do you think severely obese children should be placed in foster care?

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