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  • definitely

    Clearly if they are obese their parents do not care for them, or could it could be said care for them too much; a foster home is the only solution. In order to improve their health and well being, the introduction of new 'parents' may provide the boost necessary. Force feed them veg, and bully them into sport.

  • No let's put them in fat camps

    Where else would they go? That would be discriminating someone just because they are Big. And it's not like they wanted to be obese most of the time anyway. They usually lived in a home where food that was fresh and healthy wasn't available, And the only alternative was fast food places like McDonald's. I don't even get why this is being debated.

  • yes they should

    yes they should be moved because this is not for the benifit for the parents brothers sisters this is the best for the child and his future family tree. He/she should be moved because it is obvious that they do not let the child excercise and give him/her too much food which is not good for the restof the family money saving wise or the child obesity wise if you give the child to good hands who know when to say no to extra servings and yes to excercsing put the child on a diet watch and work out to some biggest loser videos and when the chil has finally been marked under the healthy weight he should be allowed the choice to return to his prevoius family to show that no family bonds could be ruined

  • yes they should

    yes they should be moved because this is not for the benifit for the parents brothers sisters this is the best for the child and his future family tree. He/she should be moved because it is obvious that they do not let the child excercise and give him/her too much food which is not good for the restof the family money saving wise or the child obesity wise if you give the child to good hands who know when to say no to extra servings and yes to excercsing put the child on a diet watch and work out to some biggest loser videos and when the chil has finally been marked under the healthy weight he should be allowed the choice to return to his prevoius family to show that no family bonds could be ruined

  • Obesity Isn't Abuse

    Obesity isn't classified as abuse just yet. What to feed children is the right of parents in the United States. A recent case of an 18-year-old British girl who eats nothing but Ramen soup is startling--how did the government keep that girl with her parents for such abuse? It's a tricky subject, but the right to eat whatever we want is part of being an American. Foster homes should be used for kids whose parents are drug addicts and child molesters, not bad parents who feed their kids the wrong kind of food.

  • No! What a cruel thing to think of!

    Of course it's the parents fault but what a cruel thing to do! I don't know about you but I love my mom. Don't take a child's parent away! A parent is just trying to show their precious baby they love them. Of course there are better ways but taking a child away is so wrong! Sometimes parents couldn't get an education so they don't no how to feed their child. Also some parents can't afford anything but fast food.

  • Parents may not know how to care for their child

    I do not think they should be put in foster homes. I think we should try to give the parents lessons on how to give their children the right food, and how to react when they say that they do not want healthy food. If this continues, even after the lessons, I agree. They should be put in foster homes if this continues, as the problem will not resolve.

  • NO, of course they should not be in foster homes.

    I understand that a parent may be partly to blame for an obese child, but that's not necessarily due to negligence or lack of caring for their child. Some parents just spoil their kid, and give them anything they want. Some children have medical conditions which cause them to be overweight. You can't possibly say a child belongs in foster homes because he/she is obese. That's unfair.

  • Should educate the parents!

    No, these children end up being in worst conditions than better. What could happen is the parents have to get educated on how to feed the child in question. Taking a child out of the home will not help anything it could become a bigger problem rather than to be solved. The child may turn to food even more cause of feeling abandoned, neglected by the biological parents. It would be easier to teach the parent and child about healthier alternatives to food. Test to see if the child has some health issues that could be related to them being obese at a young age. Education is the best way to fight the obesity problem in children.

  • No, obese children should not be put into foster homes

    Obese children are not always the result of parental neglect. Obesity in the U.S. is out of control for several reasons. Sometimes the schools provide more junk food with high sugar content, which children can eat if they have the money. In addition, junk food is often less expensive than healthy food; not just in schools but also at the grocery store. With both parents working, they often find that it is easier to go to McDonald's rather than take the time to shop and cook a more nutritious meal.

  • Way over the line

    It isn't automatically the fault of a parent if a child is obese, treating it as such would be unethical to staggering levels. I can't imagine this will ever become a reality, but if it did that would be shameful. It has to be pretty extreme to take a child away and place them in a foster home, this doesn't come even close to qualifying.


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