Heidi - posted on 09/16/2009 ( 23 moms have responded )
Well I am on School Council at my sons school and last night was a real eye opener for me and other parents. Did you know that effective this school year there will be no more treats brought to school to share with your friends on special occasions, such as Halloween, Christmas, cupcakes on there birthdays, Easter and so on? What is this coming to? I know they are trying to enstill "Healthy Eating Habits" but come on. Let the kids be kids. Its not like it happens everyday. When my boys go to school I pack there lunch and they have healthy items in it and a treat. I am sure most other moms are like that as well. My boys like giving there friends treats on special occasions, and they enjoy when I make cupcakes for the class on there birthdays, but I guess I won't be doing that anymore. Also our school has pizza day once a month and now the pizza will be made of whole wheat crust with only cheese on it, nothing more. New this year we will be having hot lunches twice a month with East Side Marios serving food. All the food from East Side will be from the low fat menu.
I just feel like the Board of Education is going a little extreme on all of this. Does anyone else feel that way, or is it just me???