I think this is a much bigger problem in our country than children going without food.
That and idiot parents like this who don't have any concept of responsibility and just let give their children whatever they want if they whine loud enough.
Fotunately the girl was given medical attention and has lost most of her weight, but now has permenant damage to her legs because of how much pressure the weight but on her bones. Up until she had her surgery she wasn't even able to walk or breathe properly, and was on the verge of dying when she was finally rushed to the hospital.
The "mother" (if you call her that) should have been charged with child abuse.