Massachusetts bans bake sales

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    May 07, 2012 11:25 PM GMT
    http://bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1061129772

    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 state’s 1.5 million students. But parents argue crudites won’t cut it when the bills come due on athletic equipment and band trips.
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    May 08, 2012 7:02 PM GMT



    Mmmm...bake sale!

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    Aug 03, 2014 6:08 PM GMT
    everything is political;
    the governor was to fat to run for prez
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    Aug 03, 2014 10:59 PM GMT
    Well, I suppose in these health-conscious times, that law was inevitable. The schoolkids won't like it, but in the long run, it's for their own good, and maybe there will be some benefit from it down the road.

    But God help the legislators if they ever try to ban donuts from the faculty lounge. The teachers' unions will see to that they're voted out of office so fast, it will make your head spin.
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    Aug 03, 2014 11:09 PM GMT
    pellaz saideverything is political;
    the governor was to fat to run for prez
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    Interviewer: "Gov. Christie, is it true that you intend to run for President in 2016 ? "

    Gov. Christie: "I'll cross that bridge when I come to it."
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    Aug 04, 2014 5:50 PM GMT
    Actually, doing a bit of online research, it was back in May 2012 that this law was approved. It was supposed to go into effect on Aug.1, 2012. But it was modified before it went into effect, and the bake-sale ban was dropped, and never took place. So the schoolkids are still able to eat all the cupcakes they want.
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    Aug 04, 2014 6:13 PM GMT
    carew28 said
    pellaz saideverything is political;
    the governor was to fat to run for prez
    article-0-0DB6EF8400000578-793_634x471.j


    Interviewer: "Gov. Christie, is it true that you intend to run for President in 2016 ? "

    Gov. Christie: "I'll cross that bridge when I come to it."
    With the republicans in congress, not wanting to pass any highway bills, hope Christie steps gingerly...
  • carew28

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    Aug 05, 2014 5:20 PM GMT
    Well, the Massachusetts bake-sale ban was dropped in 2012, but evidently this 2010 federal law replaces cupcakes with granola-bars in schools that participate in the federally-funded school lunch programs.

    We must all remain vigilant against this creeping tyranny. Today the unfortunate high-school kids are deprived of their cupcakes. Who knows what will happen tomorrow. They'll probably require soda-pop to be replaced by lo-fat milk. God help us all.
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    Aug 05, 2014 8:49 PM GMT
    meninlove said


    Mmmm...bake sale!

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    Quoting my old post for SB's edification. So tell me SB, would you eat cupcakes from this kind of kitchen? Would you want your kids to? icon_lol.gif How many tax dollars should be spent inspecting parents' kitchens who bake for those sales, eh?
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    Aug 05, 2014 8:55 PM GMT

    So SB, are you good with parents suing the school and/or school board if any kids get sick? How many tax dollars would that be? icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 05, 2014 10:02 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    carew28 said
    We must all remain vigilant against this creeping tyranny. Today the unfortunate high-school kids are deprived of their cupcakes. Who knows what will happen tomorrow. They'll probably require soda-pop to be replaced by lo-fat milk. God help us all.


    So long as you approve of the Federal government overreach, it's fine. But Democrats won't be in control of the Federal government forever. What happens when people who you don't agree with are in a position to insert themselves into all parts of your life? You won't be so happy then.

    The point - which I stated 2 years ago in this topic - is that the Federal government was never intended to be this involved in local and individual's issues. Determining what can or can't be sold at a school bake sale is a perfect example of Federal government overreach.


    Of course, had the feds instead said they were NOT going to get involved in this, SB would have posted a topic about how the Obama gov't doesn't care about kids and that Obama is not doing his job. icon_lol.gif

    SB, you're as easy to figure out as a light switch.