Puerto Rican officials blame parents of children with obesity, consider fines

12 febrero 2015

In an attempt to address the significant problem of childhood obesity in the United States territory, Puerto Rican officials have proposed a $500 – $800 fine for parents whose children have obesity and have not improved after parent-focused education. While some public and pediatric health organizations have called the bill «unfair,» others go further to call it a misguided policy that ignores the core scientific understanding of obesity as a disease.