British social workers are placing obese children on a child protection list along with children considered at risk for sexual or physical abuse, reports The Times of London.
In extreme cases children have been placed in foster care because their parents have contributed to the health problems of their offspring by failing to respond to medical advice.
. . . Some doctors even advocate taking legal action against parents for illtreating their children by feeding them so much that they develop health problems.
One complain is that fat children use more than their share of National Health services.