Woman gives overweight kids a letter for Halloween

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WEIGHTFARGO, ND – It may be the ultimate case of a trick, instead of a treat.

A woman in Fargo, North Dakota says she’s planning to hand letters to kids she deems overweight this Halloween. The note (really directed at parents) say in-part: ‘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.

The woman, only known as ‘Cheryl,’ called a Fargo radio station to explain 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 because all the other kids are doing it,” she said.

Dr. Katie Gordon, NDSU Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology says the letter may cause hurt more than anything else.

“It’s just that kind of thing that for some kids, if they’re vulnerable, might trigger major problems.”