N.D. woman says she’ll hand out ‘fat letters’ instead of candy to kids on Halloween

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This must be a trick.A North Dakota woman is taking it upon herself to school the parents of trick-or-treaters by denying Halloween candy to kids she feels are too chubby.Instead, she says, she’ll give them a note informing parents their “obese” child should lay off the sugar.

As public schools in some states debate sending home “fat letters” to kids with high body mass indexes, “Cheryl,” of Fargo, N.D., sees nothing wrong with taking the controversial practice into her own hands, she told local radio station Y-94.By passing out candy on Halloween, “I’m contributing to their health problems, and really their kids are everybody’s kids. It’s a whole village,” Cheryl, whose last name was not given, told the station on Tuesday, according to Valley News Live.The letter, adorned with a smiling pumpkin graphic, begins “Happy Halloween and Happy Holidays Neighbor!” and goes on to say.

The woman, identified only as ‘Cheryl,’ shared a copy of the letter she intends to hand out to some children on Halloween night.

“Your 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.”Cheryl called the radio station “out of the blue” because she “really wanted to voice her opinion about obesity,” the station’s program and music director told Valley News Live.

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