I'm overweight now, I don't even weigh at 200 lbs, and I'm 24!
There's more to this story ; that child has a medical condition, it's pretty clear. We can't get the full story as it is with ANY custody battle, but that kid probably has a severe hormone imbalance, or some sort of thyroid problem, or something else.
Your body will not retain that much weight in a healthy 8 year old boy. There's clearly something wrong.
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Healthy means different things to different people. There's very few foods that you can point at and say THIS IS BAD FOR YOU IN ALL CASES. A diet is what's healthy or unhealthy, not the particular foods. An apple a day will keep the doctor away, but a bushel might just kill ya.