Children that are over-weight may be taken away from their families and put into foster care!
Children are supposed to be healthy right? Well, what if they aren’t? What if a child is morbidly obese? Can anything be done about it? Well, certain states are trying to do something about it; they want to take children that are extremely overweight away from their families and put them in a healthy environment so they can lose weight.
As adults we are the ones responsible to take care of our children. We know if they are eating too much and we know what their “normal weight” should be. So why is it that so many children are overweight? It is because we can’t say no to our children?
The truth is that when we are buying food and snacks for our children it is much easier and cheaper to buy things that are full of sugar than to buy things that are healthy. We know that we have to pay more money for good healthy foods and we also know that our kids may not eat it. As someone who has spent the better part of the last few years trying to get on a healthy diet myself I know that temptations to buy what tastes good often wins over what is good for you.
When it comes to our children’s well-being should the government step in and take over if our kids are not doing well? Or should they offer programs that will help? And what if it seems that the parents are unwilling or unable to get their kids on a strict diet, what should happen then? I know most parents would simply die at the thought of their child being taken away temporarily but wouldn’t that be better than the child dying from being morbidly obese? What do you think?