Obese Children To Get Letter, Not Candy This Halloween

By: NBCNews.com Email
By: NBCNews.com Email

Trick-or-treaters in one neighborhood may be in for a surprise Thursday. Instead of candy, one woman plans to give obese children a letter for their parents.

NBC News obtained the letter, which reads:

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 village" of Fargo Morrhead, West Fargo. Your child is 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.

NBCNews.com is reporting that the woman, known only as Cheryl, called into local radio station Y94. She defended the note saying, "I think it's just really irresponsible of parents to send them out looking for free candy just because all the other kids are doing it."


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