N.Dakota lady to hand out "obesity" letters instead of candy to fat kids on Halloween

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  1. Phan Neepack

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    If only more of us shared her concerns, the world would be a much better place... This woman is an unsung hero



    Woman to give 'obese' children letters, no candy


    A Fargo, N.D., woman says she will give trick-or-treaters that she deems "moderately obese" a letter instead of candy this Halloween.
    "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," the woman said in a morning radio interview with Y94. She wouldn't identify herself.

    The letter states: "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."


    It continues: "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."

    North Dakota State University assistant professor of clinical psychology Katie Gordon told Valley News Live in Fargo that the letter could be more emotionally damaging than helpful.
    "It's just that kind of thing that for some kids, if they're vulnerable, might trigger major problems," Gordon said. "Even if a child is overweight, they might be very healthy because of what they eat and how they exercise. It's ineffective anyway because it's not likely to help the kid."

    David Smith, a cardiologist in Doylestown, Pa., says that he thinks the woman is doing a public service.

    "I think it's a tough-love letter," Smith. "Eating disorders are a problem but the magnitude of that risk just pales in comparison to obesity. Obesity in the last decade has taken over smoking as the leading health problem we face today."
    "Giving candy to an obese child is like giving a cigarette to a person with emphysema," Smith says. "It is giving a drink to an alcoholic. It is giving heroin to a drug addict."

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    she forgot the , after Fargo.

    :fail:
     
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    Candy doesn't cause obesity.
     
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    She also said "You child is" but it's still pretty funny
     
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    Oh fuck
     
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    Just Diabetes
     
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    i will be anxiously awaiting to see the photos of her house on the 1st.
     
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    You were a portly child :secret:
     
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    "North Dakota State University assistant professor of clinical psychology Katie Gordon told Valley News Live in Fargo that the letter could be more emotionally damaging than helpful."

    Shut the fuck up :rolleyes:
     
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    Yeah? It would have been funny then too
     
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    egg this bitch's house
     
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    Did Animalgod get an obesity novel?
     
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    He gets nutrition advice from me all the time.
     
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    Does he heed that advice?
     
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    :jj: :nojj:
     
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    oh you know that will be happening. maybe a little tp action also.
     
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    I'm too lazy to photoshop that letter on this.