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Put Down the Cupcake: New Ban Hits School Bake Sales

Posted by on Aug. 3, 2014 at 6:24 PM
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Anyone else think this is taking it too far?   

Bakesales that have restrictions? 


At Chapman School in Nebraska, resourceful students hawk pizza and cookie dough to raise money for school supplies, field trips and an eighth-grade excursion to Washington. They peddle chocolate bars to help fund the yearbook.

But the sales won't be so sweet starting this fall. Campus bake sales—a mainstay of school fundraisers—are going on a diet. A federal law that aims to curb childhood obesity means that, in dozens of states, bake sales must adhere to nutrition requirements that could replace cupcakes and brownies with fruit cups and granola bars.

Jeff Ellsworth, principal of the kindergarten through eighth-grade school in Chapman, Neb., isn't quite sure how to break the news to the kids. "The chocolate bars are a big seller," said Mr. Ellsworth.


Photos: Which Treats Are In and Out at School Bake Sales?

The restrictions that took effect in July stem from the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act 

by on Aug. 3, 2014 at 6:24 PM
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Della529
by Matlock on Aug. 3, 2014 at 6:26 PM
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Bake sales with products brought from home have been banned here for years.

jcrew6
by Platinum Member on Aug. 3, 2014 at 6:26 PM
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Hrmmmm...  "Some" schools choosing Processed over homemade.  


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have prohibited homemade fare in favor of processed items where the nutritional information is calculated and displayed.

jcrew6
by Platinum Member on Aug. 3, 2014 at 6:27 PM
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Because the processed shit is sooooo much better. LOL. 

Quoting Della529:

Bake sales with products brought from home have been banned here for years.


Della529
by Matlock on Aug. 3, 2014 at 6:29 PM
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Tell me about it, lol.

Who do you believe lobbied for this?

Quoting jcrew6:

Because the processed shit is sooooo much better. LOL. 

Quoting Della529:

Bake sales with products brought from home have been banned here for years.


lizmarie1975
by Gold Member on Aug. 3, 2014 at 6:29 PM

We still do bake sales with both homemade and boxed baked goodies. The homemade stuff always goes faster. It's usually done to raise money for certain projects in the school.

Momniscient
by Ruby Member on Aug. 3, 2014 at 6:30 PM
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That's not why home foods are usually banned. They are usually banned because of freak outs over allergies.

Quoting jcrew6:

Because the processed shit is sooooo much better. LOL. 

Quoting Della529:

Bake sales with products brought from home have been banned here for years.

conweis
by Bronze Member on Aug. 3, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Some schools order bake goods and candy bars at a discount and sell them at regular retail price for $$$. I know I can order 36 candy bars for $15 including shipping. When schools sale them for a dollar each it is a $21 profit to the school.

Quoting Della529:

Bake sales with products brought from home have been banned here for years.

jcrew6
by Platinum Member on Aug. 3, 2014 at 6:31 PM
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One could argue for either side of politics on this. Depending on the local, state, or Federal agenda... Both are guilty.  Which is why we need more Libertarians/Indy's in our government. 

Quoting Della529:

Tell me about it, lol.

Who do you believe lobbied for this?

Quoting jcrew6:

Because the processed shit is sooooo much better. LOL. 

Quoting Della529:

Bake sales with products brought from home have been banned here for years.


nerdmom2twins
by Member on Aug. 3, 2014 at 6:32 PM
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This is just getting ridiculous.  A lot of schools now also can't get sponsors like coke, or local fast food restaurants, and such because they also don't "adhere to standards" which takes a great deal of money away from schools.  

More and more I am glad we are home schooling since the government seems to think parents aren't actually the ones who are supposed to make choices for their children.  Granted yes, some do make really bad ones, but it is still THEIR choice.  

jcrew6
by Platinum Member on Aug. 3, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Now? The processed deal is sealed in dozen of states because of nutritional mandates


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"We use prepackaged food because it has to have nutritional requirements posted," said Keli Gill, president-elect of the Arkansas PTA, where the state has had nutrition standards for bake sales for a few years. "Items like apples are perishable and don't last as long, so we don't want to waste money and have it go bad on us.""

Quoting Momniscient: That's not why home foods are usually banned. They are usually banned because of freak outs over allergies.
Quoting jcrew6:

Because the processed shit is sooooo much better. LOL. 

Quoting Della529:

Bake sales with products brought from home have been banned here for years.


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