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Fargo woman won't give candy to 'moderately obese' kids

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FARGO, N.D. (KMSP) -

A Fargo, N.D. woman is taking matters into her own hands when it comes to combating childhood obesity.

This Halloween, the woman, who has opted to only identify herself as Cheryl, says she'll give trick-or-treaters that are, in her eyes, "moderately obese" a letter, while their costume-clad counterparts who are of appropriate size will receive candy.

The woman said in an interview with Y24 radio station in Fargo that her mission is to send a message to parents. She feels it's "irresponsible" of parents to send kids out on Halloween foraging for free candy just because everyone else is doing it, Fox News reported.

The hosts of the morning show asked her why she didn't just give out toys or stickers instead of candy, but she said she didn't want to be the "mean lady" in the neighborhood. She also said she doesn't plan to deny candy to any of the kids who visit.

THE LETTER

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 [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

Thank You

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