FARGO, N.D. -- A North Dakota woman says she plans to take the childhood obesity fight into her own hands this Halloween by handing out letters instead of candy.
According to ValleyNewsLive.com, the woman said this Halloween she will give out letters instead of candy to trick-or-treaters who she feels are “moderately obese.”
“I just want to send a message to the parents of kids that are really overweight," the woman told Y-94 during a morning radio interview. "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."
Some people are skeptical if this is actually real or if it is some kind of publicity stunt. Regardless, it spurred a national conversation about childhood obesity and how to talk to kids and how to handle all of the candy they get at Halloween.
The woman’s identity was not revealed.