North Dakota mom plans to give letter (not candy) to obese trick-or-treaters


A mother in Fargo, N.D., is not making friends with her position on child obesity at Halloween.

The mother told a radio station that if an obese child comes to her house for trick-or-treating, she will give them a letter instead of candy.

When neighbors found out about the letter, many were not happy.


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 vilage” 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.

Thank You.

In a radio interview, the woman defended her plan.

“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.”

Do you agree?