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Birthday Cake Banned by School District

Kids will no longer have their cake and eat it too, at least not at school in a Chicago suburb. Due to rising rates of type 2 diabetes and obesity, the Arlington Heights school district's wellness committee voted to ban sweet treats in their classrooms when celebrating birthdays and other special occasions. They are hoping to take the emphasize off food and honor the child's special day by allowing them to be line leader or showcased on the bulletin board. The Superintendent hopes that this leads to a cultural change for families.

Do you agree with the ban or feel it's the parents' place to regulate their child's sugar intake?

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