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ink twice before you give your child that candy bar or cookie -- some are saying obese kids have abusive parents.

Two extremely obese Georgia children who were removed from their home last week have some people saying their weight is a form of child abuse, but experts disagree.

ABC News reports that James and Anne Cardona of Marietta, Ga., were arrested and charged with felony child abuseafter their two daughters, ages 5 and 4, were removed from their home. 

Not only were their living conditions squalid, but the two girls are dangerously obese. The 5-year-old weighs 158 pounds and has trouble walking, the news station reports. The 4-year-old weighs 89 pounds -- a typical child that age should weigh about 40 pounds, according to theCenters for Disease Control and Prevention.

However, experts say having an overweight child isn't child abuse, in and of itself."Obesity is usually part of a much bigger problem. In a child protective services capacity, it would be seen as medical neglect, and that's just part of the whole picture," Linda Spears, vice president of policy and public affairs at the Child Welfare League of America, tells ABC. "The question is what's going on with the family that's causing the situation in which you have an obese child with health consequences that are not being addressed."

She adds that as the national "epidemic" of childhood obesity continues to grow, social services departments are likely to see more and more obese kids when investigating child abuse claims.

"There's a good likelihood that you will see a larger percentage of these cases becoming part of the child welfare caseload," Spears tells ABC.

http://www.parentdish.com/2010/08/23/are-parents-of-obese-kids-abusive/


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The 5-year-old weighs 158 pounds and has trouble walking, the news station reports.

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bindy you didn't post the worst of it...Cry

MARIETTA, Ga. (CBS) During the summer, young children usually spend time outdoors frolicking in sprinklers, riding bicycles, and playing with friends.

Two young sisters from Georgia have spent their summer - and most of their lives - locked inside their filth-ridden house surrounded by cockroaches, fleas, and "giant spiders," authorities say.

Cobb County Police invaded the home  near Marietta on Monday, Aug. 16, and have since charged James and Anne Cardona with felony child cruelty, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, reports The Atlanta-Journal Constitution.

When police first entered the dilapidated home, they were taken aback by the smell of "urine and mold" and could not believe that anyone in their right mind would inhabit the house.

Unfortunately, they had not yet met the Cardonas' 5-year-old and 4-year-old daughters.

The older child weighs 158 pounds and her younger sister who still wears diapers weighs 89 pounds, says the Journal Constitution.

"[The five year old's] hair is matted together with bugs and tangles, with head lice large enough to see while standing above the child," read the responding officers' account.

Police say they found the 4-year-old lying on a filthy mattress without bedding in a urine-soaked diaper, and her feet were black from dirt.

For their health and safety's sake, both girls were take out of the home and moved into state care.

James Cardona's sister told the newspaper that the girls should have been taken away years ago, saying, "I tried to tell them you need to clean this place. They said they couldn't help themselves."

According to neighbors who spoke with the paper, the girls spent a nominal amount of time outside in the yard amongst the fallen trees and discarded folding chairs.

Normer Adams, executive director of the Georgia Association of Homes and Services for Children, told the newspaper it would be difficult for the Cardonas to regain custody of their daughters.

"Any parent in their right mind would see these children are suffering," he said.

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What?!

They need to just chain those parents behind a police car, hit the gas and be done with it.Stern Smile


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i think when black people think of ideas like this as good what theyre actually seeing is white people being arrested.  the reality would more likely be that its just be another way to lock up black people and seperate black families because thats exactly what it would be used for.  stop helping them.
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idk about 'thrown in jail' 
but just like how ppl call cps on a malnourished child the same should happen for an obese child. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Naturalchick30 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 21 2013 at 9:01am
Originally posted by tatee tatee wrote:

i think when black people think of ideas like this as good what theyre
actually seeing is white people being arrested.  the reality would more likely be that its just be another way to lock up black people and seperate black
families because thats exactly what it would be used for.  stop helping them.




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