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Is it a Good Idea for Schools to Ban Cupcakes at Birthday Celebrations?

As kids returned to school this year, many were faced with healthier alternatives to the junk food previously served. This comes as a result of schools cracking down to try to help the fight in, and ultimately stop, childhood obesity. All this is good, however some fear that school officials are taking it too far. Reports are saying that some schools will be cracking down on cupcakes in the classroom, particularly those to celebrate birthdays.

I definitely remember when it was my birthday in elementary school -- bringing cupcakes for your whole class was a big deal. Besides, shouldn't we be teaching our kids moderation? In my opinion, cupcakes everyday would be bad, but cupcakes to celebrate holidays and birthdays are not such a bad thing.

I'm curious what you guys think. Since school officials are cracking down on ridding junk food from schools, should cupcakes for celebrations be included in that ban?


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