Skip to comments.Parents: Rule’s half-baked
Posted on 05/07/2012 11:45:48 AM PDT by ruralvoter
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 states 1.5 million students. But parents argue crudites wont cut it when the bills come due on athletic equipment and band trips.
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This should serve as a warning (if America really needed one) that you get what you vote for.
I am glad I do not live north of the Mason-Dixon line.
Zero tolerance policies promote zero common sense in faculty.
Answer to ill-educated dork-O-crats not giving education: Private schools
Answer to ill-educated dork-O-crats having imbecilic “zero tolerance” cr*p: Private Schools
Ansswer to ill-educated dork-O-crat “education” unions interested in nothing but tenure: Private schools.
Answer to ill-educated...
Get the point?
Run as fast as you can from any government school. They suck raw Obamastuff.
Simple solution: don’t hold your meetings on school grounds.
If done at a private home, PTA meetings could even serve alcohol to adults, sweet snacks for all, smoking permitted, you name it.
For $25.00 I got two plastic bags about a foot long and 6’ wide, and some dried up, DEAD, teeny itty bitty strawberry plants to put into the plastic bags for hanging strawberry plants. I had to provide my own potting soil.
That was an alternative school fund-raiser item. I won’t do it again.
Bake sales CAN consist of healthy, delicious items. Honestly though, it’s cheaper and easer to donate the price of a cake mix, rather than bake it. And if you don’t want the goodies being offered, you can still donate.
There’s too much interference and micromanaging of people these days. The only way micromanaging is effective, is for people to fall in line with it. Ineffective rules and laws get dropped.
When cupcakes are outlawed - only outlaws will have cupcakes.
Time for Rush to have another “Bake Sale”.
I don’t wanna hear it. These bastards voted for a police state, now they got one. Shut up, Boston.
Extort the money out of the overly concerned and obsessed who have nothing better to do than worry about what other people's kids are eating.
You’ve got that right! In FHA we sold candy bars. Chocolate! We were told that we couldn’t “sell” at school. Nobody said we couldn’t carry the boxes of candy around with us! We didn’t have to sell; the candy sold itself. I don’t think I ever actually “sold” a candy bar!
When I lived in Hawaii way back when car washes were the norm.
No problem, they can just sell bags of Lima Beans.
Ignore this rule and continue to hold whatever bake sales you choose. That will force the gestapo to either 1) back down, or 2) look ridiculous when they storm in and shut down Aunt Gladys’ peach pie booth. Imagine them hauling off a bunch of June Cleavers in leg irons for the “crime” of selling donuts and creme puffs.
Pfft that's as likely to happen as a pro-life Catholic priest getting arrested for praying at a Catholic college.
[all]: (shudder) "What are we, animals?"
Something tells me the food criminal would be in solitary confinement on death row....lest they corrupt the minds of the others awaiting parole.