Quote: Originally Posted by Locutus
Bake sales, the calorie-laden standby cash-strapped classrooms, PTAs and booster clubs rely on, will be outlawed from public schools as of Aug. 1 as part of new no-nonsense nutrition standards, forcing fundraisers back to the blackboard to cook up alternative ways to raise money for kids.
At a minimum, the nosh clampdown targets so-called “competitive” foods — those sold or served during the school day in hallways, cafeterias, stores and vending machines outside the regular lunch program, including bake sales, holiday parties and treats dished out to reward academic achievement. But state officials are pushing schools to expand the ban 24/7 to include evening, weekend and community events such as banquets, door-to-door candy sales and football games.
The Departments of Public Health and Education contend clearing tables of even whole milk and white bread is necessary to combat an obesity epidemic affecting a third of the state’s 1.5 million students. But parents argue crudites won’t cut it when the bills come due on athletic equipment and band trips.
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The "door to door candy sales" = $3/box of chocolate covered almonds.
This was manditory when my Son was in school. It was really bad in
High School with minimum quotas...where the kids where issed boxs of
these, & required to submit the total for the almonds (which means that
if they where not able to sell all the boxes...they just bought them, which
meant that the parents just bought them).
My Boy was larger than all of the teachers in his school by grade six. By
Grade nine, he was six feet tall....and by grade eleven, he was a 6'5", 290lb
native (in apearance) with a Mohawk. Going door to door, knocking on doors,
do you know how many boxes of chocolates he was able to sell? Nobody,
unless the knew him, would even open their doors, let alone show that they
had any money.
In all honesty, how many here on this Forum would have even answerred
their door for this kid....who didn't look like a kid, forced to flog these almonds
knowing that it was a manditory debt for his Father if he couldn't sell them
all....or sell any of them at all?
Before you answer the above question, to yourself, this is a picture of
my Boy when he was in Grade ten (he's the one in the passenger seat).