New York City cracks down on bake sales in schools

The new regulations have home-made cherry pie white backgrounddrawn considerable negative comment from New York Times readers, and cartoonist/commentator Roz Chast doesn’t seem to hold them in very high regard either.

Only indirectly related — but also pointing up the unlikelihood of getting anything particularly tasty to eat in a Gotham public school environment Raw chicken drumsticks– it seems that raw meat is not allowed in NYC school cafeteria kitchens, because it “poses too much of a food-handling challenge” [NYT again]

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  • I love the fact that they allow sales of anything in the evening. They love to promote healthy eating, so long as it doesn’t cost THEM any money.

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  • “…raw meat is not allowed in NYC school cafeteria kitchens, because it ‘poses too much of a food-handling challenge’ “.

    So in other words, only cooked deli meats and hot dogs are healthy enough for New York schools to serve to the children.

  • […] “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] […]