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  • A Fargo, ND woman will be handing out "Fat Letters" to obese children on Halloween, chastising their parents for allowing their kids to become overweight. What do you think about this?

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Fargo "Fat Kids" Won't Get Candy, They'll Get A Letter Chastising Mom And Dad For Irresponsible Parenting

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FARGO, N.D. - A Fargo woman says she will give trick-or-treaters that she decides are "moderately obese" a letter instead of candy this Halloween.

In a radio interview, the woman said she's really trying to send a message to the parents of kids that are overweight. She says it's irresponsible of parents to send them out looking for free candy just because the other kids are doing it.

The letter states: " 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. 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."

Some are concerned the letter could be emotionally damaging to the kids, and won't help send the message this woman is trying to deliver. What do you think? Vote in our online poll, we'll have the results on KHQ Local News.

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