Abusing kids with food

Calling for new rules at the British Medical Association’s annual meeting, a group of doctors in central England believe extreme cases of overfeeding a young child should be seen as a form of abuse or neglect and designated for regulatory action against those parents. [story]

One doctor spoke of a ten-year-old girl who could walk only a few yards with a stick. He said that he believed her parents were “killing her slowly” with a diet of chips and high fat food.