Should children have an option to play with plus-sized dollls?

12/27/13- Topic of the Day – One of the most popular dolls in the United States is creating a stir over obesity and body image.  The site, Plus-Size-Modeling, posted a picture of a plus-sized Barbie with a caption, “Should toy companies start making plus-sized dolls?”  The debate is one that has been around for years.  Is weight a true indicator of a person’s healthiness?  Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention determine a person’s true health from factors such as high blood pressure and physical activity.

Do you think kids should be able to play with plus-sized dolls?  What statement would it make to a child if they had one?