NORTH DAKOTA — A woman says she plans to take childhood obesity into her own hands this Halloween by handing out letters instead of candy.
According to valleynewslive.com in Fargo, the woman said this Halloween she will give out letters instead of candy to trick-or-treaters who she feels are “moderately obese.”
“I just want to send a message to the parents of kids that are really overweight … I think it’s just really irresponsible of parents to send them out looking for free candy just ’cause all the other kids are doing it,” the woman told Y-94 during a morning radio interview.
The woman’s identity was not revealed.
The letter says:
Happy Halloween and Happy Holidays Neighbor!
You are probably wondering why your child has this note; have you ever heard the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child”? I am disappointed in “the vilage” of Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo.
You child is, in my opinion, moderately obese and should not be consuming sugar and treats to the extent of some children this Halloween season.
My hope is that you will step up as a parent and ration candy this Halloween and not allow your child to continue these unhealthy eating habits.
In a radio interview, the woman defended her plan.
“I just want to send a message to the parents of kids that are really overweight… I think it’s just really irresponsible of parents to send them out looking for free candy just ’cause all the other kids are doing it.”