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Obese Third-Grader Taken From Family Because of His Weight


Obese Third-Grader Taken From Family Because of His Weight

Back in July, we shared the news here that Harvard University researchers were suggesting that severely obese children be removed from their homes and placed in foster care, for their own health.

The topic is making the headlines again after an Ohio third-grader who weighs more than 200 pounds was taken from his family and placed into foster care. County social workers said his mother wasn't doing enough to control his ballooning weight. The boy's devastated mother, an elementary school teacher, is fighting the move, insisting she had been trying to limit her son's diet.

Read the whole story (FOX News)

Have you had any success getting your child to lose unhealthy weight?

Image Source: iStock via Fox News

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