Some doctors thinks parents should lose custody of their obese children, and "Government" should take care of them? What's this about? Since I managed to be blessed with an idyllic childhood (i.e. avoiding obesity), all I can do is refer my readers to www.formerquartertonman.com. The author is a Boston-based stand up comic and published author. I have had the privilege of hearing some of his memoirs from his childhood. His mother, a single parent, was a stable and loving heroine in an otherwise challenging, confusing and sometimes violent urban world. I'll have to ask him, but I cannot imagine that he would have been in favor of being removed from his mother's custody. However, another question might be -- DO THE TAX PAYERS NEED TO PAY FOR CUSTODY COURT BATTLES AND FOSTER CARE FOR CHUBBY CHILDREN???? Seriously, does Big Brother really need to intervene? Should chubby children really go to government-funded foster homes where they may be "abused" in other ways...all at the expense of the taxpayer? If the Government feels the need to meddle, why not just give the parents of obese children some RFID food stamps that restrict what foods are available. This might be a lot cheaper to the taxpayers than footing the bill for foster parents -- and, later, for these orphaned kids to get psychological counseling from the resulting trauma.