Trick-or-treating is a childhood right of passage.
One that spurs fond memories — of carved pumpkins on doorsteps, homemade Halloween parties and cutesy costumes mom and dad picked — for many.
But nothing tops the spooky holiday like knocking on neighborhood doors to collect your candy.
Many little “chubby” trick-or-treaters in Fargo, N.D., might think a trick is being played on them when they receive a letter instead of a fistful of candy from one home.
A Fargo mother recently told a radio station that if an obese child comes to her house for trick-or-treating, she plans to hand them the following letter.
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 village” 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.
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Valley News Live – KVLY/KXJB – Fargo/Grand Forks
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When neighbors found out about the letter, many were not happy.
In the radio interview, the woman defended her plan saying it was her way of fighting child obesity at Halloween.
“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.”
Though she openly spoke about her plan, the woman wouldn’t identify herself on the radio.
We’d love to hear what you think about her Halloween letter. Is it helpful or hurtful?
Share your comments in the section below.
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