Do you think having an seriously overweight child can be a form of child abuse or neglect?

Yes. In extreme cases, courts have taken seriously obese children away from parents. Children need help. They aren't born with knowledge about nutrition. Severe obesity handicaps a child for life. Childhood is a good time to learn healthy habits. It's a parents duty to teach, lead by example, provide nutritious snacks, reward healthy habits, encourage fun sports, turn off the tv, unplug computers!