Skip to comments.Bake sales are banned in NY city schools
Posted on 10/05/2009 4:30:27 AM PDT by prisoner6
NEW YORK There shall be no cupcakes. No chocolate cake and no carrot cake. According to New York City's latest regulations, not even zucchini bread makes the cut.
Trying to limit how much sugar and fat students put in their bellies at school, the Education Department has effectively banned most bake sales, the lucrative if not quite healthy fundraising tool for generations of teams and clubs.
The change is part of a new wellness policy...
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jaceinAZ October 4, 2009 10:07PM CST
ban bakes sales to stem bad eating habits....hey! I hear that if you light your head on fire it prevents acne!!
I wonder how long before this becomes a state mandate...
Maybe they can hold bake sales OFF CAMPUS and then the schools have nothing to say about it... I forget, this is the NANNY state - they will figure away to oppress the people!
Enter in the nanny state...
Visited my granddaughters class. There was 1 chunky kid (out of 25 kids) and one big fat teacher!!
Have “they” ever made the connection that perhaps the longer school day and the cessation of recess may perhaps have something to do with the sedentary lifestyle and the increase of obesity? Lots and lots of homework equals a whole heck of a lot of time indoors. I haven’t noticed that an increase in work load results in greater intelligence in the students either.
Get the kids outdoors and moving around. That will do more for the obesity problem.
go ahead and make my day...
I’m sure Nanny Bloomberg will soon implement random blood tests of students, to detect off-campus junk food use.
lol, I have three kids who all come home with dreams of winning the cheap prizes they give out for selling X amount of crap, whining when we tell them “NO” to a $1.50 candybar.
The only thing we have bought in the last couple of years is wrapping paper and trash bags, they were actually a pretty good deal.
/end jaw-dropping moment.
It helps increase the number of ADD diagnoses and that brings in more money from the state for “special education” needs. Every special ed kid is a goldmine.
“Why in the world would schools want to not let kids out for recess?”
Because they need the time to explain why its OK for Suzie to have two “mommies.”
Gurillia Bake Sales, like a flash mob. “Dude, I have word via Twitter that there’s going to be some SERIOUS confectionary business behind the bleachers in fifteen minutes!”
Don’t worry, the Prez is going to put the kiddies in school year round! (Take that, you whiney ObamaYouth! You wanted the “first Nanny president” to take care of you? Shut up and get your butt back in the classroom. Summer vacation? YOU don’t get no damn SUMMER VACATION! It’s GOOD FOR YOU!)
You guys have successfully connected the dots.
I got twice by coworkers just in the last two days for Cub Scout popcorn....of course, I have to support the Cub Scouts.
This has been tried in a number of schools around the country. In fact, at the school where I teach we don’t have “recess”. There is a 15-minute break at 10:00 and the kids can play then and another at lunch time. P.E. is two forty-five minute classes during the week.
This is so the academics can all “be covered.”
Frankly, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders do not need much beyond learning to read, write and arithmetic. The science and history that is covered is repeated in the later grades. What is currently taught as separate subjects can be reading material and the information will be learned just as well.
Kids need to exercise their bodies as well as their minds! The obesity “epidemic” is because that has not been recognized.
The state and federal agencies will gladly move in to make up the cash shortfall. Just another way to remove local control of the schools.
While many people responding have pointed out that schools are allocating less time for recess, I wonder if another reason for the obesity “epidemic” is that kids are not allowed to have sweet treats; everything they’re allowed to eat has to be “healthy” (i.e. boring). As a result, they don’t learn how to eat in moderation; when they have a chance to eat sweets or other “unhealthy” food, they tend to gorge.
Moderation is the key. Telling them they can’t have certain (really tasty) food EVER does not teach them moderation.
That’s what I was thinking. Nothing wrong with holding a bake sale, buying cupcakes and everyone in the family allowed to have one after dinner. I make homemade cookies every week, alternating everyone’s favorite kind. My sons are now 17 and 21 and both are fit and healthy. There shouldn’t be any ‘bad’ kinds of food, just those you eat a little of.
Whatever you do, don’t send your kid to school with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich- they can KILL!
I don’t remember any kids dropping dead in the lunchroom when I was in grade school (the early 50’s)...
The song mentions Euell Gibbons, poster boy for PROPER eating and healthy living. ‘Did endorsements for Grape Nuts and such.
Dead, I believe.