Stop punishing kids for gaining weight and end weight stigma

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Rhys Mades
1 week ago
I’m fat and I’m proud of it.

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Poppy Ryder
Jun 2, 2021
Overweight doesn’t necessarily mean unhealthy. Plenty of unhealthy average sized and thinner people around. Seems unfair to take them away from their parents, I mean if it’s a result of lifestyle choice shouldn’t the parents/guardians and kids be encouraged and taught to life healthily rather than the kids being taken away.

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joanna slattery
May 9, 2021
As a former teacher I am aware of the mental health pressures caused by weight stigma.

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Amanda Weaver
May 4, 2021
Weight bias can irrevocably negatively change a life.

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Karen Nyere
Apr 30, 2021
I suffered from weight stigma most of my life. It totally affected my health in many ways.

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Marcie Goldman
Apr 30, 2021
I’m signing because fat discrimination is far more dangerous and harmful to children than your health concerns. The courts need to be educated in the science of HAES before making judgments based on body size.

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susan sheppard
Apr 23, 2021
It didn't seem to be a kind decision

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Charlie Green
Apr 23, 2021
This petition is highly misleading. From the court proceedings cited by this petition: "concerns have been raised about the children’s weight, about their poor hygiene, and about the home conditions", " The children’s personal presentation was poor, with dirty nails and, for D, tangled hair. There was concern about body odour in relation to C. Every effort had been made by the Local Authority to encourage regular washing and teeth-brushing but to no avail.", there was bullying in school due to poor hygiene, neglect and unsanitary conditions at the home. Please stop making it about weight only. Read the court statement. Also, obesity is a serious illness, with severe consequences, not a dirty word.

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Frances Peebles
Apr 23, 2021
Punitive measures and stigmatising are totally unacceptable and abusive when such children and young people need help and support along with their families for what is likely underlying physical and/or mental health issues and need to understanding of corrective diets.

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Sashi Anandaram
Apr 20, 2021
I care about the welfare of kids