MILFORD, Conn. (AP) - Some parents of students at a Milford elementary school are reacting angrily to a ban on all sweet treats. Principal Robert Davis has ruled out all goodies such as cakes, cupcakes or other food brought in for celebrations at Meadowside Schools.

Health officials said Davis enacted the prohibition against the treats and adopted a new policy of using games and crafts to celebrate birthdays, holidays and special occasions. While city health officials praised the policy as a way to combat childhood obesity, some parents said city and school officials shouldn't regulate what their children can eat, especially during school celebrations...

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Do you think it`s wrong for principals to outlaw cupcakes and other sweets at their schools?
MILFORD, Conn. (AP) - Some parents of students at a Milford elementary school are reacting angrily to a ban on all sweet treats. Principal Robert Davis has ruled out all goodies such as cakes, cupcakes or other food brought in for celebrations at Meadowside Schools.

Health officials said Davis enacted the prohibition against the treats and adopted a new policy of using games and crafts to celebrate birthdays, holidays and special occasions. While city health officials praised the policy as a way to combat childhood obesity, some parents said city and school officials shouldn`t regulate what their children can eat, especially during school celebrations...

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17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 11/3/04 - 11:11:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
mmm
*licks picture*
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 11/3/04 - 11:15:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
It's a little extreme. Special events don't happen everyday. It certainly won't make a difference to the obesity problem. They're just being mean.
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 11/3/04 - 11:25:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
I've heard teachers talk about birthday parties in class as a real problem. If you have a class of 30 kids, and even half the parents want to throw a party for their child, that's 15 days of the year that you have to disrupt class to have a bunch of sugar-loaded children bounce off the walls.

And I do think it would make a difference, however slight, in the obesity problem. It's already been shown that children eat crappy food in preponderance when it's available, as with vending machines in school hallways selling sugary sodas.

If parents are that determined that kids have access to sugar, why can't they just keep cupcakes at home? It it REALLY that important that they have 24-hour access to candy? School is supposed to be for learning and developing, not for coddling.

17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 11/9/04 - 6:24:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
But...there are cupcakes!
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 11/15/04 - 7:31:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
No. I hate hyperactive people. I do think it's extreme, however.
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 11/23/04 - 9:52:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
Geeeezzz, they're talking about celebrations.
Celebrations are useless without sweet stuff!
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/7/04 - 4:42:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
its just like cigarettes...everyone knows their bad for you cuz it gets shoved down your freakin throat like in those retarded annoying truth commercials...so if you wanna still choose to eat like that you shouldn't have to get poo from anybody
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/7/04 - 4:59:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
^ No sh*t, Sherlock

Anyways, I used to LOVE the day before Christmas and other holidays where the room-mothers brought in cupcakes and other treats.

I don't see a harm, at all. The only thing I could see being a problem is diabetic children. In that case, a different snack should be brought in to them.

School is supposed to be educational, sure...but it's also supposed to be fun, or kids will lose interest at an early age. Simple things like this make it fun.

17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/7/04 - 5:03:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
They can't at my school, because the snack food companies pay them too much.
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/7/04 - 5:10:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
At my son's school, they are not allowed anything sugary for morning snack and I think it's a great idea. Not only are hyperactive hard to teach, but sugar, especially in the early morning provides a sugar high for the children and doesn't help them develop their minds properly, as well as the low that comes when coming off the sugar high. They are, however allowed certain things like chocolate puddings during their lunch hour that they are not allowed in the morning.
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/7/04 - 5:11:02 AM EST (GMT-5)
Hyperactive children* even
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/7/04 - 11:07:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
i want ohlefty on my local school board! well said!
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Tuesday 3/8/05 - 7:47:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
People are health nuts in this country!! Let the kids have a damn cupcake. Maybe not every day. But when I was in elementary school, we at least had cupcakes for class parties.
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 3/10/05 - 12:26:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 3/10/05 - 12:28:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
First of all, it is not the principal's school. It is the tax paying communities school, and if the people want to send cupcakes in for a kid's birthday, then that should be OK.

This guy is a dick head.

17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 3/10/05 - 1:05:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, the elementary school in my neighborhood doesn't allow it's students to eat any sort of junk food at school, and I think it's a great idea.
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 3/10/05 - 1:11:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
ya keep the junk out of schools. kids spend about 6 hours a day in school, 30 hours a week. with mass amounts of junk food in the schools, kids are more likely to eat it. school should be for learning and nothing else
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 3/10/05 - 3:28:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
^^^

Detects an ass so tight you couldn't pull a needle out of it with a tractor.

17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 3/10/05 - 3:31:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
God that's just stupid. Kids should be able to eat what they want, they aren't even their parents.
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 3/10/05 - 3:53:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
I agree completely with Ohlefty on this one.

"School is supposed to be educational, sure...but it's also supposed to be fun, or kids will lose interest at an early age. Simple things like this make it fun."

I fail to see how a lack of junk food takes away from fun. It is very possible to have a party with healthier food.

I'm unable to read the entire article because the link doesn't work, but after I read the story I was thinking about what happens after a parent brings in cupcakes, gets the kids all hopped up on sugar, and leaves. It certainly is much harder to control 30 children on sugar highs than it is to control 30 children who aren't. It can't be very condusive for learning.

17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 3/10/05 - 3:56:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
This smacks of the early stages of Nazism. This does present opportunities, however, for underground junk-food dealings. The smart kids at that school, if they catch on to this, are going to make a killing.

But yes, the principal needs to get off his sprout-eating high horse and pull the Buick out of his ass.

17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 3/10/05 - 4:11:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
no comment...
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Saturday 4/2/05 - 6:45:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
I dont think they should be completely taken away, rather... limited.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Saturday 4/2/05 - 6:52:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well, at the schools in my hometown, they still do it anyways. I understand some of the reasoning for the rules, but it's really sad that teachers can't reward children anymore, or treat them.
17 yrs ago - Saturday 5/7/05 - 5:17:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
thats really the parents choice.... but the teachers should make sure children dont gourge themselves on processed sugar...

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