Watch Live: Trump, Putin hold joint press conference

North Dakota mom plans to give letter (not candy) to obese trick-or-treaters

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

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 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.

Thank You.

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.”

Source: valleynewslive


  • Marcie Murray

    I don’t see how this is any different than kids bullying other kids! Stay in your house and don’t give out anything!

  • Mary

    This is so WRONG on all accounts. This B**** ought to be ashamed of herself. Talk about being mean and arrogant. There are several other things she could hand out, pencils, dollar store toys, book marks, even tooth brushes, but letters? and “fat” letters at that?! I am not usually this kind of person, but I so agree with Scott DeRosiers, if I lived there I would give these same kids rotten eggs and tell them to have fun, heck, I’d probably join in the fun myself!! Talk about a Halloween Witch!!!!!

  • Randy Jessup

    Has she had any primary English instruction. You child is, in my opinion, moderately obese. shouldn’t that be your child ….. I pray for this person’s safety and I pray egg prices drop the day of Halloween so that we can show her house and car the proper respect. trick OR treat.

  • Rianna plas

    I really don’t think its going to help a child’s self confidence and if anything that would cause a child to feel even worse and its a bad cycle cause guess what that 10 lbs now just turned to fifty. That’s ok the woman is probably 100 lbs or less and dosent eat. Now if a child is 90lbs at 345 or 6 than yes I agree but otherwise who is she to say anything to anyones child.

  • Cynthia

    This kind of thing will only make the kids in question feel worse about their self image. And so what will she do if couple of kids or more come to her house together and one or more fall into her “moderately obese” category? Give one kid the candy and the other kid her letter? And I agree it is not her place to tell my kids what they can have and can’t have. If my kid came home with this kind of thing, I’d probably have to pay this person a visit . can’t say what kind of conversation we would have.

  • Frank

    My husband said if he was one of those kids, he would ask the lady why did she give him that? when she said it had to do with his size/weight. he would reply i’m fat and I can do something about that, but ur ugly and you can’t

  • Shelley

    This woman is offensive and needs help! What a horrible thing to do to a child! It’s a good thing she is so perfect. If she really cared she would hand out tooth brushes, sugar free candy etc. She would rather bully and Lord over others

  • survivors sister

    Has she ever considered that maybe the child she gives this note to might be battling cancer and appears obese due to the steroids the Doctor has prescribed to help battle the disease? They refer to it as “moon face”.

  • kelley malcolm

    She didn’t give her identity but everyone knows what town she lives in. Not too hard to figure out who she is. Shes in for a lot of trouble.

  • michele

    Yes i agree there is a problem with obesity in theUnited States but i strongly disagree with how this women believes that giving children a hurtfull letter that will only crush their self esteem and label them will help .if she was so concerned for the childrens well being in eating habbits instead of being so mean she could hand out fruit or a healthy treat.that way the child could still have fun without being crushed by her ignorant letter.she must not have children to want to give a child a lettet like that with the way she is approaching it is border line can you blame a child when the parents are the ones who controls there eating habbits.the lettet affects the children not the parents other then the outrage that they will have when their child shows them the lettet .Shame on you lady

Comments are closed.