The Debate Surrounding Removal of Severely Obese Children from the Home: An Editorial Commentary


Authors:Binks, M.
Restrained opinion (I am more stridently against obese children being removed from their parents) "Given what we have learned in recent years about the influence of the broader environment on childhood obesity, coupled with the rapid increases in our understanding of biological influences on energy balance, using such a broad assumption about feeding to justify removing children from the home due to their obesity, in the absence of other signs of abuse and neglect may not be an ideal solution."