Nanny State Diaries: CBS Profiles Schools Outlawing Baked Goods
Call it a textbook example of liberal policies pushing toward a socially engineered society.
The Nov. 11 “CBS Evening News” featured California schools that were forced to ban old-fashioned fundraising bake sales thanks to state nutrition guidelines that forbid K-12 schools from serving foods with more than 35 percent of calories from fat or sugar.
Blackstone interviewed the principal of one of the schools following lockstep with
“I love the bake sales,” Randall Booker, principal of
“To combat the epidemic of childhood obesity, new state nutrition guidelines strictly limit the fat, sugar and total calories of any food sold on campus during school days – even before and after school,” Blackstone said.
Childhood obesity is relatively moderate in
“Bake sales may have once have dominated fundraising, but with the kind of money schools need these days they’re more likely to turn to walk-a-thons, silent auctions or just plain begging for donations,” Blackstone added.