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TODAY   |  October 30, 2013

Woman won’t give candy to overweight kids

One woman is handing out letters to obese children instead of candy, telling their parents that they shouldn’t be allowing their kids to be collecting sweets. TODAY’s Carson Daly reports.

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>> carson in the orange room .

>> good morning. happy almost halloween. let me ask you a quick question, do you remember when you were kids trick or treating houses in your neighborhood that would give away pennies or fruit?

>> that's not the houses we went to.

>> there's always that one house.

>> remember the ones that ended up with the toilet paper in the trees?

>> exactly. well, lots of chatter this morning about a woman in fargo, north dakota , if you are a skinny little spider man you might get a piece of candy. however she is writing and sending out kids that come to her door and in part they say 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. this woman was on a local radio show and went on to say this.

>> 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 because all of the other kids are doing it.

>> well, go to the today.com survey. during giving trick or treaters a letter instead of candy help fight childhood obesity?

>> lauren writes on twitter this is disgusting and could be mentally scarring to vulnerable children to be isolated like that. let us know what you think.

>> that's outrageous.

>> she's in trouble.

>> coming up the widow of