Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Video: Massachusetts Outlaws School Bake Sales

Published on May 8, 2012 by   ·   No Comments

TheBLAZE

In an effort to better control the nutritional intake of their constituent’s children, Massachusetts lawmakers have approved a ban on school bake sales.

“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,” Laurel J. Sweet and Chris Cassidy write for the Boston Herald.

“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.”

So if your kid goes to school in Massachusetts and they need to raise a quick buck, unless they can figure out a way to market wholesome awesomeness like apples and bananas, they can pretty much rule out selling foodstuffs.

Watch the New England Cable News update (via the Herald).

Business Massachusetts Outlaws School Bake Sales

In an effort to better control the nutritional intake of their constituent’s children, Massachusetts lawmakers have approved a ban on school bake sales.

“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,” Laurel J. Sweet and Chris Cassidy write for the Boston Herald.

“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.”

So if your kid goes to school in Massachusetts and they need to raise a quick buck, unless they can figure out a way to market wholesome awesomeness like apples and bananas, they can pretty much rule out selling foodstuffs.

Watch the New England Cable News update (via the Herald).

Unsurprisingly, some people are unhappy with the state’s new regulations.

“If you want to make a quick $250, you hold a bake sale,” Sandy Malec, vice president of the Horace Mann Elementary School PTO in Newtonville, told the Boston Herald.

“The goal is to raise money,” said Maura Dawley of Scituate, MA. “You’re going to be able to sell pizza. You’re not going to get that selling apples and bananas. It’s silly.”

Another resident and School Committeeman weighed in:

My concern is we’re regulating what people can eat, and I have a problem with that. I respect the state for what they’re trying to do, but I think they’ve gone off the deep end. I don’t want someone telling me how to do my job as a parent. … Is the commonwealth of Massachusetts saying our parents are bad parents?

Read Entire Article HERE

Share the Truth:
  • Digg
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Global Grind
  • MySpace
  • Ping.fm
  • Tumblr
  • email

Readers Comments (0)




Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.

Daily News and Blogs

Advertise Here

Like us on Facebook

Get in on the Cannabis Boom!

Online Marijuana School

Advertise Here

Enroll at CTU