Schools strive to make cafeteria food more healthful

Sept. 5, 2007
Some parents question whether schools have gone too far in fighting obesity.

School districts across the country have been taking steps to make food in schools more healthful because of new federal guidelines and awareness that more children are becoming overweight. But some parents say that by cracking down on cupcakes in the classroom to celebrate birthdays and Halloween, school officials have crossed a line. On top of the practical question of how PTAs can raise the money that will no longer be earned with bake sales, there is a matter closer to the heart, where the cupcake holds strong as a symbol of childhood innocence and parental love.

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