No bake sale shall remain unregulated
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.
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.
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.
The restrictions that took effect in July stem from the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act championed by first lady
and her "Let's Move!" campaign.
Bold in the above by HSIB.
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