Woman to give obese children note, not candy on Halloween
A woman in North Dakota isn’t handing out treats to everyone this Halloween.
She plans to hand out a letter to children that she believes are overweight.
The letter reads:
Happy Halloween and Happy Holidays Neighbor!
You are probably wondering why your child has this note; have youe ver heard the saying “It takes a village to raise a child?” I am disappointed in “the village of Fargo Morrhead, West Fargo.
You (sic) 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 Hallween and not allow your child to continue these unhealthy eating habits.
She emailed the letter to a radio station after calling in about obesity.
She says if she hands out candy to overweight children, she would be contributing to their health problems.
One health expert says the letter might hurt the kids more than help.
The expert says one’s appearance does not necessarily reflect whether a person has healthy eating and exercising habits.