Woman hands out Halloween letter calling kids 'obese'

Writer calls parents 'irresponsible' for letting kids eat candy

Published On: Oct 30 2013 08:18:39 AM EDT
Halloween note: 'Your child is obese'
FARGO, N.D. -

Taking a moral stand on Halloween, a North Dakota woman is facing backlash for a letter she is handing out to kids in place of candy.

"You are probably wondering why your child has this note," the letter begins. "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 took to the airwaves in North Dakota on Tuesday to defend her actions, telling radio station Y-94 local parents need to care more about their kids.

"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," the unidentified woman told the radio station.

Parents in the woman's neighborhood told Local 6 CBS affiliate KXJB that the woman needs to mind her own business.

"This is more of an issue that parents should be working with kids on," one man told KXJB. "It seems inappropriate to me."

The woman's letter ends with a plea to parents.

"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."