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Do we think the "no sugar in schools" thing has gone too far lol...

I just had to share this....but first off I am all for the schools supporting healthy food choices for the kids.  I am a little annoyed by them not being able to even bring something sweet for their birthday snacks & holiday parties but ok, whatever, I get the point.....BUT...I just got the following letter from the school & I am totally amused.....

Fyi, the lemonade stand mentioned is a cancer fundraiser the kids are doing....mini stands set up in the classrooms for kids to bring change & such to raise money.....no actual lemonade there......anyway.......

Dear Parents,

On April 25 we will be having an Alex's Lemonade Stand as part of our Year End Celebration.  We would like to reward the fundraising efforts by giving them their glass of lemonade.  Please sign below giving permission for your child to participate.  We will be using Country Time Lemonade as the mix.  Here are the ingredients
: .....(the list follows)


Are we serious?  I have to sign a permission slip for my 8 year old to have a glass of lemonade????  I think we've gone too far lol....
by on Apr. 2, 2008 at 10:13 AM
Replies (31-39):
fleurdeve
by on Apr. 2, 2008 at 4:12 PM
well..i agree with the "no sugar in schools" rules,but at birthday party's and special occasion? well, that's a little too much.
AND NOW: a permission slip for lemonade? hahaha..i think that's hilarious!!! But i would love to know why..
takingthewalk
by on Apr. 2, 2008 at 4:25 PM
hey i just wanted to let you know, sugar does not make kids hyper, its a myth. kinda like how parents a genration ago would always say, a kid going out without a jacket would catch a cold ... well, yeah saying my kid gets hyper on sugar is just being misinformed. sugar isnt healthy by any means of course. but it does not cause any hyperness. look into it, google it.
Quoting sunshine03:

I don't think it is too much. I would personally mark no for my son because he has ADHD and ODD and he does not do well with all of that sugar. Plus, he has his own type of juice he gets to drink. Honest Kids. It is organic and a lot lower in sugar than regular drinks. For me, personally, I think it is great. Maybe we don't want our kids high on all that sugar. Sorry, my opinion. I personally wish that schools would offer organic foods as well. But, I am an organic loving green machine so that would be ideal for us. I would send that school a push - up award.


 

sunshine03
by on Apr. 2, 2008 at 4:25 PM
It is probably because there a lot of parents who dont want their kids to have all that sugar and you know the kids are not going to say, hey i cant have that. So, it is best to ask the parents permission. I did it with my sons lunch. I told them what he could and couldnt have. He doesnt get juice at school at all. It has to be milk and only white milk. He can have a snack but it has to be a healthy snack. He gets his sugar fix at home every night after dinner so I ssee no reason why he shold get it at school. On the weekends, he gets two sugar snacks but everything he eats is organic so it isnt full of preservatives and artificial junk. Our school sends home permission slips for when they have parties and we arent allowed to send in snacks anymore. The teachers and school provide them. But we have to sign for it. I think it is a great idea. Kids dont need all that artificial crap that is in foods. I have done my research and not through google. I dont trust internet for research. I know it is ok for kids to have some sugar but I give him things that are made from raw organic sugar. Also, most kids are not effected by sugar, but it is different with kids that have severe adhd and odd and you have to watch carefully what they eat.
Quoting fleurdeve:

well..i agree with the "no sugar in schools" rules,but at birthday party's and special occasion? well, that's a little too much.
AND NOW: a permission slip for lemonade? hahaha..i think that's hilarious!!! But i would love to know why..

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sunshine03
by on Apr. 2, 2008 at 4:28 PM
I don't need goole to know that sugar does make my kid hyper. He can be perfectly calm and the minute he has sugar he bounces off the walls. No google can tell me different. Also, artificial colors and flavors and preservatives do it too. That is why we eat organic. I know what makes him hyper. It also makes him grumpy because he gets hyper for about 30 minutes then falls hard and is very moody.
Quoting takingthewalk:

hey i just wanted to let you know, sugar does not make kids hyper, its a myth. kinda like how parents a genration ago would always say, a kid going out without a jacket would catch a cold ... well, yeah saying my kid gets hyper on sugar is just being misinformed. sugar isnt healthy by any means of course. but it does not cause any hyperness. look into it, google it.
Quoting sunshine03:

I don't think it is too much. I would personally mark no for my son because he has ADHD and ODD and he does not do well with all of that sugar. Plus, he has his own type of juice he gets to drink. Honest Kids. It is organic and a lot lower in sugar than regular drinks. For me, personally, I think it is great. Maybe we don't want our kids high on all that sugar. Sorry, my opinion. I personally wish that schools would offer organic foods as well. But, I am an organic loving green machine so that would be ideal for us. I would send that school a push - up award.

takingthewalk
by on Apr. 2, 2008 at 4:30 PM
okay fine believe what you will. your right, dr's and all the research they did was wrong, what was i thinking? maybe he is bouncing off the wall from a chemical imbalance, not because he is "high on sugar".
Quoting sunshine03:

I don't need goole to know that sugar does make my kid hyper. He can be perfectly calm and the minute he has sugar he bounces off the walls. No google can tell me different. Also, artificial colors and flavors and preservatives do it too. That is why we eat organic. I know what makes him hyper. It also makes him grumpy because he gets hyper for about 30 minutes then falls hard and is very moody.
Quoting takingthewalk:

hey i just wanted to let you know, sugar does not make kids hyper, its a myth. kinda like how parents a genration ago would always say, a kid going out without a jacket would catch a cold ... well, yeah saying my kid gets hyper on sugar is just being misinformed. sugar isnt healthy by any means of course. but it does not cause any hyperness. look into it, google it.
Quoting sunshine03:

I don't think it is too much. I would personally mark no for my son because he has ADHD and ODD and he does not do well with all of that sugar. Plus, he has his own type of juice he gets to drink. Honest Kids. It is organic and a lot lower in sugar than regular drinks. For me, personally, I think it is great. Maybe we don't want our kids high on all that sugar. Sorry, my opinion. I personally wish that schools would offer organic foods as well. But, I am an organic loving green machine so that would be ideal for us. I would send that school a push - up award.


 

sunshine03
by on Apr. 2, 2008 at 4:38 PM
He does have an imbalance, he has adhd and odd. I believe I stated that. So, unless you know about these two, you cant possibly tell me that sugar doesnt make him hyper. Even his counselor states to restrict his diet. Pedis know little about ADHD and ODD and it takes a specialist to really help these kids. But, unless you have to deal with it, you wouldn't know.
Quoting takingthewalk:

okay fine believe what you will. your right, dr's and all the research they did was wrong, what was i thinking? maybe he is bouncing off the wall from a chemical imbalance, not because he is "high on sugar".
Quoting sunshine03:

I don't need goole to know that sugar does make my kid hyper. He can be perfectly calm and the minute he has sugar he bounces off the walls. No google can tell me different. Also, artificial colors and flavors and preservatives do it too. That is why we eat organic. I know what makes him hyper. It also makes him grumpy because he gets hyper for about 30 minutes then falls hard and is very moody.
Quoting takingthewalk:

hey i just wanted to let you know, sugar does not make kids hyper, its a myth. kinda like how parents a genration ago would always say, a kid going out without a jacket would catch a cold ... well, yeah saying my kid gets hyper on sugar is just being misinformed. sugar isnt healthy by any means of course. but it does not cause any hyperness. look into it, google it.
Quoting sunshine03:

I don't think it is too much. I would personally mark no for my son because he has ADHD and ODD and he does not do well with all of that sugar. Plus, he has his own type of juice he gets to drink. Honest Kids. It is organic and a lot lower in sugar than regular drinks. For me, personally, I think it is great. Maybe we don't want our kids high on all that sugar. Sorry, my opinion. I personally wish that schools would offer organic foods as well. But, I am an organic loving green machine so that would be ideal for us. I would send that school a push - up award.


GoTeamBunny
by on Apr. 2, 2008 at 4:42 PM
Signing a permission slip for a glass of lemonade is ridiculous.

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mommy2-3kiddos
by on Apr. 2, 2008 at 5:24 PM
See that's where I disagree with you.  There are several kids I've dealt with in my kids classes who have said "I'm not allowed to have that, it's not healthy" or whatever (pre craziness days).  I've also had the teachers say this one or that one can't have such & such due to allergies & what-not.  Do we try to make sure what we send in is appropriate for everyone?  Of course!  I'm just saying to have the school mandating what the kids are eating vs. allowing the parents teaching the children what is right for their family is extreme.
Quoting sunshine03:

It is probably because there a lot of parents who dont want their kids to have all that sugar and you know the kids are not going to say, hey i cant have that. So, it is best to ask the parents permission. I did it with my sons lunch. I told them what he could and couldnt have. He doesnt get juice at school at all. It has to be milk and only white milk. He can have a snack but it has to be a healthy snack. He gets his sugar fix at home every night after dinner so I ssee no reason why he shold get it at school. On the weekends, he gets two sugar snacks but everything he eats is organic so it isnt full of preservatives and artificial junk. Our school sends home permission slips for when they have parties and we arent allowed to send in snacks anymore. The teachers and school provide them. But we have to sign for it. I think it is a great idea. Kids dont need all that artificial crap that is in foods. I have done my research and not through google. I dont trust internet for research. I know it is ok for kids to have some sugar but I give him things that are made from raw organic sugar. Also, most kids are not effected by sugar, but it is different with kids that have severe adhd and odd and you have to watch carefully what they eat.
Quoting fleurdeve:

well..i agree with the "no sugar in schools" rules,but at birthday party's and special occasion? well, that's a little too much.
AND NOW: a permission slip for lemonade? hahaha..i think that's hilarious!!! But i would love to know why..

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