POLL: Should Kids Get Sweets in School Parties?

A new policy released to parents of Westford Public School students on Friday afternoon announced that sugary snacks and sodas would no longer be allowed during school celebrations.

An e-mail sent to parents of Westford Public School students on Friday announced that, due in part to new guidelines passed this summer by the Massachusetts Public Health Council, sugary snacks such as brownies, cupcakes, and sodas would no longer be allowed during school celebrations.

The move also came in part due to increasing food allergies reported in children in addition to concerns over child obesity.

Although the e-mail did not indicate whether this also extended to extra-curricular or other school celebrations held during non-school days, the letter indicates that non-sugared juice portions of 4 ounces and store bought snack items in their original packaging would still be allowed while soda, sports drinks, and any products with nuts would no longer be permitted.

The superintendent's office is asking all parents to let those in charge of school parties know in advance what food they will be bringing along with the ingredients in those items.

AB February 01, 2012 at 12:44 AM
And the Superintendent is telling parents now that if they continue to complain about the Decree of the Sovereign Lord of WPS, instead of maybe relaxing the Iron Fist a little, he will simply eliminate ALL school/class parties for kids. Nice, real nice. Way to make the parents feel heard. Acting the Dictator isn't exactly how you get parents to be sympathetic to the plight of the almighty school dollar, you know.
Joe Loudin February 01, 2012 at 09:56 AM
As we are all well aware by now, Olsen talks out of both sides of his mouth constantly. The support he was LOST this year by Westford residents and his school staff is epic. Believe it or not many are longing for the 'good ol days' of Dr. Steve Foster at this point!
Vincent DiRico February 05, 2012 at 10:10 PM
I just saw a story on FOX News, they got the story all wrong (said it was just no sweets on Valentines Day, ...). A person named Emily Norton was shown, she was hysterical about her kids having a bag of candy/cake/... she said "last year was hell, a second grader and a kindergartner came back with bags full of candy, cake, lollipops, garbage, they had eaten half of it already in school. I was like never again. This is not right, the school should not be making my job worse, it is not like my children don't get enough candy believe me" Liberal-wacko land Mass, a laughing stock again.
Vincent DiRico May 11, 2012 at 03:31 PM
more laughter http://www.boston.com/news/education/k_12/articles/2012/05/11/massachusetts_backs_off_school_bake_sale_ban/
Sam May 11, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Sucking the joy out a kids life. That is the Massachusetts liberal motto.


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