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Children put into care for being fat

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Message 1 - posted by U5275788, Jan 29, 2007

www.dailymail.co.uk/... "Overweight children are being placed in foster care on the grounds that they are victims of child abuse...Experts have warned that feeding youngsters an endless diet of junk food causes serious health problems and should be treated in the same way as physical or sexual assault" Your thoughts.
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Message 2 - posted by pompomwhiting, Jan 29, 2007

Would this be guaged by the BMI index? And include all dietry disordered minors? How about those with behavioural problems? Let's face it the state are brilliant nurturers! Their workers are ALL CRB checked after all! And qualified to the hilt!
Pom with little faith in the authorities.
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Message 3 - posted by U5275788, Jan 29, 2007

"Would this be guaged by the BMI index? And include all dietry disordered minors?" I would not think so, but the article is brief and there is little information on the subject. "Let's face it the state are brilliant nurturers!" Ah. Yes. A child will go in to school as innocent as sheep and come out as ravenous as wolves. I share the same concern. The issue I have is with the parents. Why are they not providing food which will do some good. I hate junk food. I cannot stand it but then again I keep the dietary laws and everyone is different. And the issue lies with supermarkets also, perhaps they should take more junk food off the shelves. Being fat is not the issue. Its being unhealthy. You can be "overweight" and be in good health depending on what you eat.


We are begining to see the first effects of what happens when society acts irresponsibly. The state takes control and with it, people lose their personal freedom. I do not feel putting children in to care because they are fat is going the right way about the situation. Why not simply change the foods these people eat and introduce some Dietary Laws. Surely that is far better than taking children away.
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Message 4 - posted by U4409815, Jan 29, 2007

Are bad parents more likely to have fat kids? How many obese teenage muggers and vandals do you every see? Almost none, if all the kids on dodgy council estates were fat there would be a lot less petty crime. I say let them eat cake, so the middle class are left in peace.
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Message 5 - posted by pompomwhiting, Jan 29, 2007

Are the meritocracy middle class Jack? I'm confused. <doh>
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Message 6 - posted by U5275788, Jan 29, 2007

Good question Irishjack. "Are bad parents more likely to have fat kids?", the answer to that is, not neccesarily. However, it is the parents responsibility to ensure the good health of their child, would you not think. See. I take your point. Fat people should not be straightaway condemned. However it is a controversial subject. You allow these children to become more obese and they will gain problems when they are older. However, I take your point about those commiting crime, but you should consider that those who are obese will not be able to take part in crime very efficiently, in the first place.
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Message 7 - posted by pompomwhiting, Jan 29, 2007

Why not simply change the foods these people eat and introduce some Dietary Laws.



<yikes> There are too many uninforcable laws about!
Pom awaiting her summons to court following the latest sp 30 crime. Think I'll have another chocolate bar!
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