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Extreme Childhood Obesity
|Title||Extreme Childhood Obesity|
|Publication Type||Case Study|
|Year of Publication||2002|
|Authors||Cox-White, Becky, Connolly Peggy, Hinman Lawrence, Keller David R., Ladenson Robert, and Leever Martin|
|Publisher||Association for Practical and Professional Ethics|
|Keywords||Law , Public Policy , Vulnerable Populations|
The Florida Department of Children and Families are threatening to charge Taylor Bibian's parents with child abuse and neglect because of Taylors extreme obesity. However, his parents argue that he is just a big kid, and they resent the State's intervention into how they raise their child. Should the State intervene?
Case Study from the 2002 National Ethics Bowl. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2002.
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