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Nanny State Gone Wild: Massachusetts Bans Bake Sales

ConservativeSue Wrote: May 08, 2012 7:54 AM
Exactly! It's what happens when you take P.E out of education. I don't recall a dodge ball game ever becoming lethal.

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...