A “Overweight” Note Instead Of Halloween Candy?
When kids go trick or treating tomorrow in a North Dakota neighborhood, they may receive a note instead of a sweet treat. A woman named Cheryl is using Halloween as an opportunity to talk about childhood obesity. Instead of giving candy to some children, she’ll give a note that reads: “Your child is, in my opinion, moderately obese and should not be consuming sugar and treats…” The writer said in an interview, “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.” In a “Today Show” poll, 95% of viewers say giving trick-or-treaters a letter instead of candy does NOT help fight childhood obesity. What do YOU think? Will the neighbor’s note remind parents to watch their children’s eating habits more closely? Might the note negatively impact the child receiving it? Please “weigh in” in the Comments section below.