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I voted yes even though the parent should already know.
I have a feeling that physicians DO tell the parents that the child needs to reduce his or her weight but the parents, often overweight themselves, ignore or deny the concern and continue to buy junk food and promote inactivity.
Obesity is a medical diagnosis and a doctor would be remiss in his/her professional responsibilities for not telling a parent. You would want the doctor to tell you if your child had strep throat. Same difference. Parents, however, control the dietary quality/quantity of their child and should know if their child is obese without being told.