That was my point, if we're talking about criminalizing any aspect of obesity- which is what the OP was bringing up. It's got nothing to do with the parents' physique, & everything to do with how proactive they are about maintaining their child's health. Sometimes unexplained weight gain can be a sign of other serious underlying conditions- it'd be neglectful to totally overlook that possibility- it's their responsibility to keep their child as healthy as possible, and deal with medical problems as they arise. Seeing doctors may not even prevent or 'cure' it, depending on genes/disorders/other conditions where meds may cause weight gain- but if they at least make an effort to seek help from specialists about it, they'll be potentially lessening at least some of the cumulative effects of the obesity, and possibly find new ways to manage any metabolic disturbances. If they just sat back and let their kid eat deep fried garbage for dinner 7x a week- and the kid's so large it gets winded going up a flight of stairs... yea, I think that's criminal.