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Banning Baked Goods

October 27, 2008 1 min read
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Bake sales might be a thing of the past for California schools. Robert Pondiscio of The Core Knowledge Blog reports that traditional bake sale sweets are being barred by new state nutrition guidelines.

California schoolkids who want to raise money for field trips and extracurricular activities will have to think of something other than holding a bake sale. Cookies, cupcakes, pizza and other goodies exceed the fat, sugar and caloric limits set by the state’s legislature for foods sold on campus.
State guidelines passed in 2005 limit the calories, fat and sugar content of snacks sold in California schools. Each district is responsible for enforcing the new law, and some have hired “wellness coordinators” to ensure that schools are in compliance, the Chronicle reports. State Department of Education officials make periodic visits to schools and will put schools on notice if illegal treats are discovered.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.

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