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Nanny State Gone Wild: Massachusetts Bans Bake Sales

ConservativeSue Wrote: May 08, 2012 6:26 AM
Shouldn’t this read more like…. “Big Brother attends school bake sale and bans all non-Weight Watcher foods” This is NOT a place the government needs to be sticking its fingers. You cannot make people live a healthy life. You can charge them higher health insurance premiums for being a higher health risk, instead of charging all of us higher premiums for their lack of concern for their health. Voting GOP and helping to insure the government quits punishing me for what others do.

Government knows best! At least, in Massachusetts it does. In an attempt to curb children's expanding waistlines, the state government has banned junk food from school grounds during the day (and they're pushing for an extension into evening activities, too). 

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...