New York City public schools are no longer allowing bakes sales to sell homemade items yet have approved of twenty-seven prepackaged items for sale at schools. The ban is one measure intended to help deal with obesity. See an article about it here in the New York Times. I just don’t get it.
Categorically banning home-baked goods is a bit silly given what students actually eat in schools and that the approved items include pop-tarts and Doritos. Do we trust snacks made by giant companies over ones made by parents and students?
My school has a no-food-from-home policy that is based on similar health concerns but also due to the prevalence of severe food allergies, which I find easier to swallow. There are no cupcakes to celebrate birthdays and no bake sales whatsoever. It’s kind of sad.