Download: Proposed bill would fine parents if child is obese

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PUERTO RICO — Parents in Puerto Rico could soon face a fine if their child is obese and they don’t lose weight.

According to Time, if a proposed bill is passed parents would be fined up to $800.

School teachers would refer any potential obesity cases to a counselor, who would then work with the child’s parents to help with the problem.

If changed in six months, the parents would be fined.

Time reports that 28 percent of children in Puerto Rico are defined as obese.

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