July 11th, 2012
06:00 AM ET

Schools want to ban homemade sweets

A classroom celebration without homemade sweets? Schools in Easton, Massachusetts want to ban sugary treats from home as part of the district’s effort to provide students with healthier food choices in the classroom.

Instead of cupcakes, officials are suggesting a list of "safe foods" that fit a wellness policy.

What do you think? Tell us in the comments: Would banning baked goods during school celebrations be bittersweet? Can you celebrate a birthday without a cupcake?

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  1. Mei

    We've had something like this in our local school system. It is not forced but at each celebration the teachers send home a list of good snacks to bring in for parties (veggies, fruit). Honestly I do think it ruins the fun part because at breakfast and lunch served at school, they get all their veggies and fruit already. The kids want something different. The only concern I might have is safety issues or allergy issues from food baked at homes.

    July 11, 2012 at 8:28 pm |
  2. HeyFatty

    Gimme that cupcake!@$@@

    July 11, 2012 at 6:16 pm |
  3. Burt Lewis

    We have been discussing this on my online Easton Massachusetts discussion forum, http://www.EastonMass.com for several weeks:


    July 11, 2012 at 7:14 am |