This topic is expansively described and discussed in a recent article by the Journal of American Medical Association, otherwise known as JAMA. The full article can be found here.
The basic question being asked is, "Is Having Obese Children Child Abuse?", as discussed in this article.
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One of the contributing authors, Dr. David S. Ludwig MD, PhD, [Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115. (firstname.lastname@example.org).] ,a pediatric endocrinologist, is the Founding Director of Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) program at Children's Hospital in Boston and author of the book "Ending The Food Fight"
" Twelve years ago, Dr. Ludwig founded the Optimal Weight for Life Program (OWL) at Children's Hospital Boston. There he and his team tailored his low-glycemic diet for children and combined it with a nine-week progressive plan that benefits the entire family. Dr. Ludwig wins parents' trust but also offers hope to their children who often feel teased, bullied, and defeated.
This scientifically proven approach addresses, for the first time, all three key factors affecting body weight—biology, behavior, and environment—and integrates them into a powerful prescription for weight loss. Dr. Ludwig compassionately recognizes the challenges children and their parents face in today’s fast food/fake food world, and guides them from conflict to cooperation along the road to health.
In Ending the Food Fight, Dr. Ludwig shares his program with parents everywhere, giving them all the tools they need to help their children win the food fight, once and for all.".
Overweight in Chidren, The American Heart Association
[OWL} Optimal Weight For Life Program
The Official Website of the Glycemic Index and GI Database
Obesity Prevention and Treatment in Children
The American Obesity Society
Ideal Bodyweight Calculator for Kids
Understanding Child Nutrition
Infant and Toddler Nutrition