One woman in Fargo, North Dakota plans to hand out critical letters to children who, in her opinion, are overweight this Halloween.
According to Fox News, the woman called into WRIG radio station this week to explain that she won’t only be handing out candy to trick or treaters this year, but that she’ll be sending home letters to the parents of children she thinks are moderately obese.
The woman’s letter reads:
“Happy Halloween and happy holidays, neighbor.
You are probably why your child has this note. Have you ever heard the saying ‘it takes a village to raise a child’? I am disappointed with ‘the village’ of Fargo Moorehead, 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 Halloween and not allow your child to continue these unhealthy eating habits.
The woman, only identifying herself as Cheryl, explained to the station that “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.”
So we asked our listeners this morning if they thought this woman was right or wrong for planning to send letters home to inform parents about their child’s weight. Here’s what some callers had to say: