After The Takeaway: Celeste Headlee Says It's Time to Act on Childhood Obesity

Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 04:32 PM

On today’s show, we discussed an article published on Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association that says the state should intervene in cases of morbidly obese children.  After the show, host Celeste Headlee commented that this discussion resonated with her because she believes the obesity epidemic is a serious problem, and that it’s a problem people don’t want to talk about. She thinks the article’s proposal to take obese children out of their homes is too extreme, but agrees that we do need to take some form of action. Celeste asks us to consider: when a child is being raised as morbidly obese, how should we, as a community, deal with it? What’s your take?

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