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Massachusetts passes law banning bake sales in schools, PTA fundraising hit hardest

MA bans bake sales in schools.
MA bans bake sales in schools. Credit: New England Cable News

It’s all for the children, you know.

From Examiner:

Starting on August 1, groups like PTAs and booster clubs will no longer be able to raise funds by holding bake sales in Massachusetts schools.

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“At a minimum, the nosh clampdown targets so-called ‘competitive’ foods — those sold or served during the school day in hallways, cafeterias, stores and vending machines outside the regular lunch program, including bake sales, holiday parties and treats dished out to reward academic achievement,” Laurel J. Sweet and Chris Cassidy reported at the Boston Herald on Monday.

 

The idea, of course, is to further control the nutritional intake of the state’s children, but if officials have their way, the ban will be expanded “24/7 to include evening, weekend and community events such as banquets, door-to-door candy sales and football games.”

MA state Sen. Susan Fargo, a Democrat – of course – said the problem has reached “crisis” proportions, meaning the government just has to step in and regulate something else.

What’s next?  Regulating Sunday potluck meals at churches?

More here.

Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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