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Fat kids don't deserve candy!

Anonymous
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Sorry if this is a repeat.

Woman to hand out 'obesity letter' to overweight trick-or-treaters
Published On: Oct 30 2013 08:32:15 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. -
A North Dakota woman said instead of handing out candy to kids for Halloween, she is going to give overweight children a letter.

The woman from Fargo said she wants to send a message to parents.

"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," said the woman only identified as Cheryl.

The letter reads:

"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(r) 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."

Neighbors think the letter is all around inappropriate.

"Here, you get candy. You get a letter. Like that kid hasn't suffered enough?" said one neighbor.

"This is more of an issue that parents should be working with kids on. It seems inappropriate to me," said another neighbor.

Eating disorder specialists say the letter could do more harm than good.

"It's just that kind of thing that for some kids, if they're vulnerable, might trigger major problems," said NDSU Clinical Psychology Asst. Professor Dr. Katie Gordon.

Gordon reminds people that one's appearance does not necessarily reflect whether or not a person has healthy eating and exercising habits
Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 30, 2013 at 9:26 AM
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othermom
by Ruby Member on Oct. 30, 2013 at 9:32 AM
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That is wrong. If you think that certain kids don't need candy, hand out little toys instead. Bubbles, pencils and stuff like that are fun too

OneAllergicMama
by Platinum Member on Oct. 30, 2013 at 9:33 AM
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Wonder if the letter writer is a member of CM...

JDmommyJD
by the sauce is boss on Oct. 30, 2013 at 9:33 AM
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 What the eff is her problem!? She is going to hurt the feelings of many children. If she is so concerned, why not pass out bags of apples or popcorn?

LilLadyLadybug
by Gold Member on Oct. 30, 2013 at 9:35 AM
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This.

Quoting othermom:

That is wrong. If you think that certain kids don't need candy, hand out little toys instead. Bubbles, pencils and stuff like that are fun too


hopeym23
by J3 on Oct. 30, 2013 at 9:35 AM

Guaranteed!

Quoting OneAllergicMama:

Wonder if the letter writer is a member of CM...


Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Oct. 30, 2013 at 9:38 AM
Lol probably

Quoting OneAllergicMama:

Wonder if the letter writer is a member of CM...

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Oct. 30, 2013 at 9:39 AM
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That's what I thought. Ive never considered Halloween to be just about candy, just like Christmas isn't all about gifts.

Quoting JDmommyJD:

 What the eff is her problem!? She is going to hurt the feelings of many children. If she is so concerned, why not pass out bags of apples or popcorn?

Caera
by on Oct. 30, 2013 at 9:40 AM
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What a bitch.

I hope her house is egged and tp'd.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Oct. 30, 2013 at 9:41 AM
I am not a betting woman, but in this case? I would bet good money that she is. Lol


Quoting OneAllergicMama:Wonder if the letter writer is a member of CM...
LoriAnn87
by Silver Member on Oct. 30, 2013 at 9:41 AM

What a bitch????


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