http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2011/11/obese_cleveland_heights_child.html Note that later on, the reasoning for not removing ALL obese kids is that there's not enough foster parents or money. Not that you can't go around taking away all kids who are overweight! It's also interesting to note that the state is not only paying for foster care, they're paying for extra services and now looking into a personal trainer for the kid, rather than offering these services to the parent and keeping the kid at home. The goal of DHS is SUPPOSED to be to offers services to families in need of them and try to keep families united whenever possible. And it certainly seems as if it would have been a much better idea to do that. Dang. If they ever start taking away all the overweight kids from their families in this state, I think 90% of the kids will be in foster care. YIKES! I've run into 8 year olds who could crush me, and I'm not small. There's some big ol' kids like I've NEVER seen in this state!