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Teacher Fined For Rewarding Kids With Candy

Why This Teacher Was Fined For Giving Her Students Candy

Candy can be a sweet reward for children when they're good, but one school has banned the treats altogether. A teacher recently found herself in hot water after it was discovered she rewarded her students for good behavior with candy. According to The Williamson Daily News, members of the school staff were upset that she had violated the "Smart Snacks in Schools" policy, which bans schools from serving candies, Oreos, gummy bears, and soda. The policy is part of Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" Initiative.

Although the teacher faced a potential fine from the West Virginia Department of Education for violating the federal policy, many Williamson students and parents came to her defense and even started a fundraiser to help her pay. Ultimately, the school district decided against enforcing the fine but stated that it has to follow the guidelines for healthy meals or risk losing federal food service programs. Do you think the school overreacted? Let us know in the comments below.

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