Cupcakes, cookies, and chips — unhealthy snacks like these have been banished!
Many US school have taken the step in banning all food outright during classroom celebrations! That includes birthday parties and three yearly gatherings for Halloween, the winter holidays and Valentine’s Day.
The ban went into effect this week as the 2016-2017 school year started. While food is prohibited during school parties, “alternative non-food classroom celebrations” such as games and art projects are allowed.
This all comes down to USDA Federal Nutrition rules that include stricter guidelines for the snacks served in cafeterias, as well as a rule that prohibits the marketing of junk food on campus, plus concerns over food allergies is another factor!
Would you like to see this rule in Simcoe County schools?