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Monday, November 28, 2011
Trying to protect
I understand the State's concerns but it seems like its a bit of overreach to me.
Of course I do not know all of the facts in this matter.
Ohio puts 200-pound third-grader in foster care
Associated Press -
CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio third-grader who weighs more than 200 pounds has been taken from his family and placed into foster care after county social workers said his mother wasn't doing enough to control his weight.
The Plain Dealer reports (http://bit.ly/t68M7D ) that the Cleveland 8-year-old is considered severely obese and at risk for such diseases as diabetes and hypertension.
The case is the first state officials can recall of a child being put in foster care strictly for a weight-related issue.