Arlington Heights District 25 School Board has banned Birthday cakes from the classroom. Of course many area residents are happy with this, thus proving that people are willfully creating a nannystate, i.e. a nannyocracy.
I applaud the District 25 school board’s decision to eliminate birthday cake items from classroom
I like the idea of celebrating a child’s birthday or teaching a concept without the reward of food.
Reducing or eliminating highly processed foods from our school menu offerings is a must. If the school board wants to take a serious stand on healthy food choices, how about helping the district staff educate our children on the importance of choosing whole or minimally processed foods?
We have an opportunity to teach our children the importance of eating well.
Teach them this at home. Stop allowing the government to take over the parental responsibility for everyone. What rights are you going to give up next and allow the government to take care of.
I applaud Arlington Heights District 25 school board’s decision banning cakes for birthdays.
As a registered dietitian, I find the use of high-calorie, high-fat desserts for celebrations problematic for many children.
Counseling children, I find those with health conditions ostracized at parties because of food restrictions. Some include allergies, celiac disease, diabetes, elevated cholesterol and obesity.
Why must unhealthy food be a major part of celebration? Can’t we teach children that a sweet dessert or high fat snack does not have to be the basis for every celebration or outing?
I challenge District 25 to go further to eliminate all unhealthy snacks for all holiday celebrations. This will teach our children healthier behaviors, help curb obesity and diabetes and lower future health care costs.
Again, teach them nutrition, but don’t take away the rights of parents and force upon them draconian rules on what kids can and can’t eat.
At least there is one resident who gets it and does not want to allow a nanny state.
Parents of Arlington Heights Elementary District 25: Please join me in a slow clap for Sarah Jerome, superintendent and crusader against cupcakes, for elevating District 25 to national laughingstock status.
Her zero tolerance policy against frosted baked goods was justly ridiculed on MSNBC’s Monday “Zeitgeist,” making her and our district the poster child for a nanny state gone awry, where clueless administrators suck every last ounce of fun out of childhood.