Thursday, July 12, 2012

Obese kids taken from parents' care, Australia

Authorities in Victoria are now using concerns about extreme obesity as justification for removing children from the care of their parents.

The Department of Health Services has removed at least two children from their parents' care this year over the issue.

Associate Professor John Dixon, from the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, says the number is expected to rise in the coming years.

"We've got to understand that as the waistlines of our kids grow, we're going to have these extreme case of obesity," he told News Breakfast.

Professor Dixon says sometimes removing the child is the best option. Read More