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Should Overweight Kids Get Candy On Halloween? [POLL]

Kids trick or treating. ThinkStock
Kids trick or treating. ThinkStock

Halloween serves three purposes for a kid: You get to stay up late, dress in a costume, and eat a ton of candy. It is such a simple holiday to kids, yet there are people who want to make it more than that. Should overweight kids get candy on Halloween?

That is what some people are asking and they thing that if a chubby kid comes to their door that they should not give candy but instead hand the child a note saying they are fat and need to lose weight–you can check out the horrible, horrible note below.

Seems extremely harsh considering the fact that Halloween is one day and therefore not the cause of a kid becoming obese. The kid is going to eat candy whether you give it to them or not. So just get off your high horse and give the kids their candy!

And more importantly, how do you define “overweight”? Do you stop the kid on your door and measure their Body Mass Index (BMI)? Or perhaps they just look overweight…?

Consider this little nugget of wisdom from NBC:

A recent Gallup poll found that 35.3 percent of Americans were overweight and 27.7 percent were obese — a new high — after calculating the survey participants’ body mass index (BMI) based on their self-reported heights and weights.

So… basically, one in three Americans are overweight. Odds are the candy giver could be overweight as well. Who are they to judge the kids? Who are any of us to judge?

What do you think? Vote in our poll and leave your comments below.

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