Has anyone else been following this controversy? "Mom's diet for 7-yr-old daughter... sparks backlash"

I came across this article on MSN a few days ago: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/lifestyle/2012/03/moms-diet-for-7-year-old-d... (the original article in Vogue is not accessible online without a subscription)

I'm curious to see your reactions to this story. I was appalled by some of the methods this mother used, but it's also bringing a renewed focus to the Childhood Obesity Epidemic. Have any of you experienced clients or friends that project their own issues onto their children? Do you have any suggestions in dealing with situations such as these? How could the new ACE Integrated Fitness Model be applied to the psychological/behavioral science aspect that this article addresses?