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Welcome to moonbat managed Massachusetts. A place where bake sales are banned in order to Save the Children!
What's this country coming to? Lemonade stands by 10 year olds get ticketed by inspectional services. Food co-ops that serve locally unpasteurized milk get raided at gunpoint by the feds. Now a state is about to ban school bakes sales 24/7.
Parents: Rule’s half-baked
State’s junk food ban could take bite out of school fundraisers
By Laurel J. Sweet and Chris Cassidy
Monday, May 7, 2012 - Updated 39 minutes ago
Bake sales, the calorie-laden standby cash-strapped classrooms, PTAs and booster clubs rely on, will be outlawed from public schools as of Aug. 1 as part of new no-nonsense nutrition standards, forcing fundraisers back to the blackboard to cook up alternative ways to raise money for kids.
At a minimum, the nosh clampdown targets so-called “competitive” foods — those sold or served during the school day in hallways, cafeterias, stores and vending machines outside the regular lunch program, including bake sales, holiday parties and treats dished out to reward academic achievement. But state officials are pushing schools to expand the ban 24/7 to include evening, weekend and community events such as banquets, door-to-door candy sales and football games.
The Departments of Public Health and Education contend clearing tables of even whole milk and white bread is necessary to combat an obesity epidemic affecting a third of the state’s 1.5 million students. But parents argue crudites won’t cut it when the bills come due on athletic equipment and band trips.
Really freikin dumb. How often to schools have bake sales, a couple of times a year? Maybe they should look at the crap they're serving in the cafeterias instead. Pizza cheeze burges, hot dogs. One hot dog can have almost 300 calories.
Last edited by Hebeill; 05-10-2012 at 05:39 AM..
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Liberal NYC moms want to ban ice cream trucks-not good for you plus kids feel bad if the ice cream man ran out of what the kid wanted. Fox news reports lol: NYC Moms Want to Ban Ice Cream Trucks : Federal Jack NYC moms should just move here to MA-10 minutes with Deval Patrick and the ice cream truck shall be nothing but a fond memory of times long ago.
MA the parents are angry about these bs laws re: 'junk food'. And they're mad because this law will quickly and directly affect their wallets. What exactly are the football moms supposed to sell on a cold Friday night in November-salads and fresh fruit? Those proceeds should go a long way towards funding... socks
I agree-this state has lost it's way. So have the feds.
Liberals don't want anybody to "Be Happy"
Harry Boy (Genius)
In The Absence Of Law And Order Society Will Surely Destroy Itself
Awwwww... Looks like the Moonbat Massachusetts Legislature is at it again...legislating morality! Damn liberals!
"Late Wednesday, the House passed an exemption that would allow parent groups and boosters to sell cookies, brownies and cupcakes as they have for generations. The Senate will now take up the school spending amendment."