A North Dakota woman is making national headlines after telling a radio station that instead of giving out candy on Halloween, she'll be handing some kids 'fat letters." The letter is meant for parents of overweight children, telling stating that "in my opinion, your child is moderately obese" and should not be eating Halloween candy.
Lily Grasso’s parents are fighting back after the athletic 11 year old was sent home from school with a letter suggesting that she was fat. The so-called ‘fat letter’ was the result of a B.M.I. (body mass index) screening given by officials at Grasso’s school.
In many school districts, letters are being sent home to parents indicating whether their child is overweight. Is this appropriate?