Skip to comments.House overturns school bake sale ban
Posted on 05/09/2012 12:55:00 PM PDT by raccoonradio
State lawmakers overturned a controversial ban on school bake sales this afternoon after a fierce public outcry over school nutrition guidelines that also prohibited pizza, white bread and 2 percent milk.
That is the stupidest thing Ive seen in my career, state Rep. Cory Atkins (D-Concord), moments after the House unanimously voted to ease the statewide cupcake crackdown. Talk about hitting the nerve of government reaching far into peoples lives.
State Rep. Brad Hill (R-Ipswich) offered the amendment, which leaves it up to local school committees whether to adopt the Department of Public Health rules, after hearing about an Ipswich school arts group that would have had to cancel bake-sale field trip fundraisers and fielding complaints from the local football Boosters concerned about their concession stands.
I was outraged, said Hill. This is not what government was set up to do. Then when I started hearing from the groups and how this would affect different fundraising activities, it upset me even more.
The Herald first broke the story about the new school nutritional requirements, which go into effect in August. Since then, the news has fueled a nationwide debate about the role schools should play in battling childhood obesity, which supporters have said is an epidemic threatening to shorten the lives of the countrys youngest generation.
CNNs Anderson Cooper mocked the rules on his primetime show earlier this week.
The ban passed as an amendment to the Houses supplemental budget. It still has to pass the Senate and be signed by Gov. Deval Patrick.
Howie list ping
Anderson Cooper? Someone is actually watching Anderson Cooper?
That is astounding.
Nearly as astounding as the bake sale proposal. What a bunch of meatheads. But then, this is the Bay State.
Public school is child abuse.
Ever see that liberal bumper sticker, “It will be a great day when we have all the money we need for schools and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber?”
Now they want to disallow the _bake sale_ too!
They will just wait awhile and then pass the law again in smaller pieces.
no exercise is the worse thing this Department of Education did to children's obesity at School
After yesterday’s shellacking in the voting booths across the US, everyone but Soetoro got the message.
The country is going down hill with it’s hair on fire and we are spending time on bake sales!
Mothers are supposed to teach children how to eat.
Mom’s not doing her job!
You’re right. In the old days even 1st graders had some kind of PE. In grade school they would let us check out various balls and we would hard for some time. I bet we smelled like little dogs when we got back to class, LOL.
we would play hard for some time
lol, this will be all over the talk show, comedy circuit.
I'm a firm believer that excess sugar = early death, however it's up to people to learn this and adjust.
They did with tabacco and drunk driving and seatbelt usage.
It's not up to govenment to intervene. I hope Romney agrees.
Did anyone on Beacon (bacon?) Hill actually vote for this law or are they all saying “Who? Me??” like they never even HEARD of it...
I have not seen that insidious sticker. That is shameful and insulting to our men and woman protecting us.
A Democrat legislature is supporting freedom? This must be Upside-Down World!
Nanny State PING!
I don't think it was ever a law in the first place, but a rule promulgated by some state agency, that was intended to be mandatory. These guys are now passing a law, which supersedes an agency regulation, to make those same guidelines voluntary on the part of individual school districts.
It would have cost them votes, they didn’t have a change of heart.
You watch they’ll come up with a tax on the fundraisers instead.
LOLOL! Thanks for the ping!
Turn the lights on and the roaches scatter! What astounds me is that people think this is unique. It is not and things will get much worse with Obamacare.