CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio third-grader who weighs more than 200 pounds has been taken from his family and placed intoafter county said his mother wasn't doing enough to control his weight.
The Plain Dealer reports (http://bit.ly/t68M7D ) that the 8-year-old is considered severely obese and at risk for such diseases as diabetes and hypertension.
The case is the first state officials can recall of a child being put in foster care strictly for a weight-related issue.
Lawyers for the mother say the county overreached when authorities took the boy last week. They say the medical problems he is at risk for do not yet pose an imminent danger.
A spokeswoman says the county removed the child because caseworkers saw his mother's inability to reduce his weight as medical neglect.
Steve says this is total crap, put the family in counseling or something. Next maybe fat spouses will be removed and taken to a veggie only land.
My whole family is overweight, guess we can visit each other on the treadmills during the forced exercise period at work or community exercise yards that all residents have to report to at a specified time.
This is stressing me out, glad I have some pumpkin pie to help me calm down....