Charity chief lashes out at labelling of obese children - Guardian
"Camila Batmanghelidjh said that since obesity moved on to the government agenda, many more children were being teased in school about their body shape.
"Is it really right to define children by their diseases? As adults we do it with goodwill, but we are not really thinking carefully about the implications for the lives of children," she told the Guardian Healthy Kids Summit yesterday.
Ms Batmanghelidjh, who has won acclaim for her work with challenging, often violent young people at Kids Company, said the same problems applied to children labelled disturbed or antisocial.
"They can be taught to deal with their emotional distress, but they are not going to manage if they are called names and labelled," she told the conference in London."
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