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Bill Would Fine Parents of Overweight Kids in Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico is weighing a measure that some lawmakers feel may be the solution to childhood obesity  — a fat fine.

The bill, introduced by Senator Gilberto Rodríguez Valle on Monday, calls for hitting the parents of obese children with a fine if their offspring’s excess weight seems to arise from their neglect, reports El Nuevo Día.

Senator Jose Luis Dalmau defended the measure as “necessary for society” and argued that there should be ramifications for parents of children whose weight gets out of control.

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