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For those kids who one Fargo woman deems

Photo credit: iStock | For those kids who one Fargo woman deems “moderately obese,” a finger-wagging note to their parents will be given in lieu of sweet treats, according to USA Today and other media sources.

Feeling personally responsible to take action against childhood obesity, one Fargo, N.D., woman is taking aim at the beloved childhood tradition of trick-or-treating.

While youngsters everywhere wait in eager anticipation of costumes and collecting candy from their neighbors on Halloween night, children in Fargo may be in for a different kind of surprise on Thursday night.

For those kids who one Fargo woman deems “moderately obese,” a finger-wagging note to their parents will be given in lieu of sweet treats, according to USA Today and other media sources.


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Touting the motto, “It takes a village to raise a child,” this unnamed woman writes that she is “disappointed” in her village, going on to scold parents for not adequately tailoring their child’s nutritional choices.

“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,” says the note.

Remaining anonymous, the concerned citizen was interviewed on a North Dakota radio show, and talked about why she wrote the note. “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,” she said.

Experts, cited by multiple media sources, claim that judging a person’s health is not always as simple as looking at them. Instead of delievering a message of change to these kids and their parents, experts say that being deemed “moderately obese” by a stranger may trigger serious problems in more vulnerable children.

What do you think about the woman’s Halloween letter? Let us know in the comments field below.

Tags: candy , Halloween , kids , obesity , Fargo , Meghan Glynn

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