Long Island parents bid bake sales adieu

by Walter Olson on October 20, 2009

“Parents and students at Tooker Avenue Elementary School bid a bittersweet adieu to home-baked goods Friday on the final day of class before a West Babylon district policy goes into effect that allows only prepackaged snacks.” [Newsday via Free-Range Kids; earlier]

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1 VMS 10.20.09 at 8:14 am

This homebaked ban does not appear to involve lawyers at all. Rather, on its face, it seems to be the actions of the wellness police.

“Under the wellness policy that takes effect Monday, all snack foods would have to meet nutrition guidelines set by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation or the New York State Nutrition Association’s Choose Sensibly guidelines.”

I presume that the district feels that home baked items are less healthful than the commercially produced prepackaged junk that meet their nutritional guidelines.

2 Jack Wilson 10.20.09 at 9:01 am

Reason #27698 to privatize the public school system. People who want to send their children to micro-managed hell holes will be free to do so as long as the free market supplies that type of school.

3 Joseph 10.20.09 at 1:23 pm

The only reason I vote in person instead of by mail is because they always have a bake sale. Mmm, homemade cookies and brownies while driving to work…

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