Massachusetts, cradle of the Revolution, to ban school bake sales

You are too fat! In fact, you're not only fat, you're out of shape. Check that - you're not only fat and out of shape, but we need the government to whip our butts back into line and eat healthy, healthy healthy! The solution? No cupcakes for you at school! Boston Herald: 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,...(Read Full Post)