Dr Oz: Is It Child Abuse To Have A Child Who Is Fat?


Dr Oz: Fat Children Are Child Abuse?

DR OZ FANS UPDATE: The recaps of this Dr Oz Show are now posted online. Here are the relevant links:

Dr Oz’s show on Tuesday May 24, 2011 will be on the controversial topic of “Is It Child Abuse To Have A Child Who Is Fat?”  If you have an overweight child, this is definitely a segment that you cannot afford to miss.  Who is to blame for fat children?  Are parents to blame?  Are they victims of their genetics?  Or is the food industry to blame?  My guess is that it is somehow a combination of all of these factors that are to blame.  But should parents be charged with child abuse for having an obese child?  What do you think?

Dr Oz: Childhood Obesity

Doctor Oz has done a couple of shows that have touched on Childhood Obesity in the past.  One such show was when he introduced us to a 4-year-old girl Dr Oz Childhood Obesitynamed Lillie who weighed 83 pounds (click here for the full recap: Dr Oz Obese Children).  There was some great advice in that show about how to help your children to lose weight if they are obese, and even how to get them to eat healthier foods.  For example, if your child does not like healthy foods like vegetables, you can try to make a sauce out of whatever was their favorite baby food.  The other show that Dr Oz did on Childhood Obesity was one where he discussed whether or not the Adenovirus 36 could cause a child to become obese (click here for the full recap: Dr Oz Adenovirus 36).  If you buy into the Adenovirus 36 theory, then clearly parents cannot be to blame for all children who are overweight.


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