Childhood Obesity and Government Solutions

It seems like some of the solutions to childhood obesity would be fairly obvious.  Turn off the computer or game console and kick your kid outside to play.  Feed your kid healthy food.  While these solutions to childhood obesity seem to be self-evident, there are always reasons why these one size fits all solutions don’t fit everyone.

I read an article about how perhaps it’s time for government solutions to childhood obesity.  In particular, a Harvard professor is suggesting that it’s time to get CPS involved.  He’s suggesting that it’s more ethical to take the children away from their parents than to perform some sort of weight loss surgery (gastric bypass and the like). [Read more…]