Top Ten Videos to watch

TV One At The 47th NAACP Image Awards
Donald Trump Holds Rally In Biloxi, Mississippi
Behind bars
47th NAACP Image Awards Presented By TV One - Press Room
A Man Operating A Tv Camera
Maurice White
March2Justice
'News One Now' With Roland Martin Taping
Bill Cosby
Activists In Los Angeles Gather To Burn Likenesses Of The Confederate Flag
Flint Firebirds V Windsor Spitfires
CBC Message To America: Rep. Conyers Addresses The Damage Inflicted On Our Communities By Poverty, Mass Incarceration And Lack Of Economic Development
Iowa Caucus Ted Cruz
NewsOne Now NAACP Image Awards Preview
Student sitting at a desk in a classroom
Slavery Stock image
The 16th Annual Wall Street Project Gala Fundraising Reception
Ava DuVernay
Roland Martin Blasts Stacey Dash For Comments About BET, Black Networks
President Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address At U.S. Capitol
Ava DuVernay
2016 North American International Auto Show
Democratic National Committee Presidential Primary Debate
88th Oscars Nominations Announcement
Democratic debate
Dream Speech
GOP Presidential Candidates Debate In Charleston
US President Barack Obama speaks on the
24593149
Leave a comment

Childhood ObesityIt is no secret that America is experiencing a child obesity epidemic. But this story reveals how severe the problem truly is.

SEE ALSO: The Jackson 4

The Associated Press reports that an 8-year-old boy from Cleveland was taken from his family because he weighs more than 200 pounds.

The boy was removed from his family and was placed in foster care in October after county case workers said his mother wasn’t doing enough to control his weight. The boy, at his weight, is considered at risk for developing such diseases as diabetes and high blood pressure. Government growth charts say most boys his age weigh about 60 pounds.

The article also cites experts who claim taking obese children from their parents is sometimes a good option because keeping them with their families may not be in the best interest of the child.

Dr. David Ludwig, an obesity specialist at Harvard-affiliated Children’s Hospital Boston, said the point isn’t to blame parents but rather to act in children’s best interest and get them help their parents can’t provide.

Dr. Norman Fost, a medical ethicist at the University of Wisconsin’s Madison campus, said Monday that foster care wouldn’t cure the Ohio boy’s obesity but might help.

“The goal is to make him less obese,” he said.

What do you think? If a child is obese, do you feel city or state authorities should intervene? Or do you feel this is overreaching by the government?

Check out the rest of the story at the Associated Press.

SEE ALSO:

Demi Steps Out

Shut Up About Gays!

Also On News One:

Sign up for our newsletter and never miss the hot stories