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Posts Tagged ‘Halloween’

Hilarious Video of Children Eating Candy

November 3, 2015

 

 

Trick rather than treat for these kids.

 

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Woman Plans to Give ‘Fat Notes’ Instead of Candy to Trick or Treaters

October 31, 2013

 

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When will people start realising that the kids of today have had enough of the food associated guilt trips? I have never seen a child motivated to change their eating habits on the back of a public shaming, and I probably never will:

Children in a North Dakota neighborhood may be slated to get an awful surprise this Halloween: A local woman is reportedly planning to hand out “fat letters,” instead of candy, to kids she thinks are “moderately obese.”

Valley News Live reported a local Fargo woman called into Y-94 radio recently and revealed her plan to take on childhood obesity by handing out letters targeting trick-or-treaters whom she considers obese.

“I just want to send a message to the parents of kids that are really overweight,” she told the station. “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.”

Valley News Live obtained a copy of the letter, in which the woman, who is only identified as Cheryl, writes, in part:

You [sic] child is, in my opinion, moderately obese and should not be consuming sugar and treats to the extent of some children this Halloween season. 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.

 

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Tips for Keeping Children Safe During Halloween

November 1, 2012

Courtesy of wndu.com:

• Younger children should be accompanied by an adult when “Trick-or-Treating”, older children should go with friends.

• Parents should know the route taken by older children, and stay in neighborhoods known to them.

• Only approach homes that are well-lit, inside and out.

• Children should only enter homes known to them and with prior approval by parents.

• Children should wear reflective clothing and carry a flashlight or glow stick.

• Costumes should always be flame-resistant. Stay clear of luminaries or candle-lit jack-o-lanterns.

• Make sure any masks worn allow for clear visibility and breathing.

• Don’t eat any treats until they can be inspected for tampering. Look for tears and even pin size holes in the wrappers. Don’t eat homemade treats from any strangers. Make sure kids have a good meal before they head out so that they are not snacking on their Halloween treats before they get home.

• Stay in well-lit areas, never take shortcuts or go into isolated areas.

• Where there are no sidewalks, walk close to curb facing oncoming traffic, never with your back to traffic

• Cross only at crosswalks, don’t walk between parked cars.

• Adults should never ask a child for help, they should ask other adults.

• NEVER approach a vehicle, even if it appears unoccupied.

• If someone tries to take a child (or anyone) scream, kick, run away, grab something large like a trash can, light pole, anything that makes it harder to be pushed into a vehicle.

• Report any suspicious people/activity to parents, police.

• Practice with children what to do when in danger.

I wish you a safe and fun-filled holiday!


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