Is Child Obesity Child Abuse?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 10:04
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Discussion forums and newswires have recently sparked a debate which asks this very question. A South Carolina mother has been charged with criminal neglect after authorities learned of her 14 year old son weighing 555 lbs.

Is deliberately feeding your child in a manner that will eventually cause health deterioration and obesity neglectful? Abusive? Or, is it simply less-than desirable choices and part and parcel of our super-sized society? There are many factors and grey zones in this debate. Let’s discuss!

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