Mother and Father have Child.
Mother and Father provide food, clothing and shelter to Child.
Child becomes overweight, in fact, clinically obese.
And the problem is growing worse, not better.
Childhood obesity reportedly sets Child up for a host of health problems in both the short term and the long term.
Which is why the medical establishment now advocates that Child be removed from his parents’ home and placed into protective custody to address Child’s obesity, where his parents have failed to get it under control. They argue that this is less extreme than surgical remedies.
And in a small number of extreme cases in a handful of states, such as New York, California and Texas, obese children have been taken into temporary protective custody.
About two million kids in the US are obese.