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Massachusetts Lifts Ban On Cupcakes At School: Earlier this month, a new school nutrition law was passed that me...

Massachusetts Lifts Ban On Cupcakes At School: Earlier this month, a new school nutrition law was passed that me...

The on-again, off-again issue of bake sales in Massachusetts schools is now officially off-again. Earlier this month, a new school nutrition law was passed that meant that after August 1, bake sales , treats for classroom holiday and birthday celebrations, and candy bar fundraisers would soon be nothing but a sweet memory for students. The law included a change in nutrition standards for competitive foods and beverages sold or provided in public schools during the day. That meant that bake sales, traditionally one of the most popular fundraisers for school organizations, would be restricted to after school hours. “We Are Interested In Student Nutrition” But this all changed when Governor Deval Patrick, facing a rising clamor against the state’s ban on bake sales in school and a legislative revolt in the House and Senate, directed public health officials to scrap the restri...

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