I’M GLAD Joanna Weiss wrote about Dr. David Ludwig (“Striking a nerve on childhood obesity,’’ Op-ed, July 24). I, too, had heard about Ludwig’s proposal to take obese children away from the families. Of course, I didn’t actually read the article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, and like most overreacted to the reports about it.
It’s not about taking fat kids away from their families. It’s about protecting children from unfit parents. I’m all for helping any kids, fat or skinny, who find themselves in a dysfunctional and dangerous environment.