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Chubby child or child abuse?

Posted by: Paul Entwistle | 6 August, 2012 - 10:56 AM
Parents could have their children taken away from them if a doctor declares the child morbidly obese.

Neglectful parents who do nothing to stop their children becoming morbidly obese could be reported to the DCP under new guidelines for WA doctors. Paul Murray spoke to the Minister for Child Protection, Robyn McSweeney, about the guidelines.

Blog comments Your Say

  • Good point Graham about the love, but obese kids usually grow into obese adults with many health problems and some also with mental issues and low self esteem due to their image. I see obese kids struggling at my childrens school with normal playing and forget about sport, they can bearly run and some struggle trying to walk one lap of the oval.

    Michelle Wednesday 8 August, 2012 - 3:50 PM
  • Good, about time someone has decided to do something about this problem as some parents just arent getting the message. When I was in Primary and Secondary school around 30-35 years ago there were really only 1 or 2 obese students in the whole school. Now there are at least 1 or 2 in each class.

    Sheila Monday 6 August, 2012 - 11:47 AM

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