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No treats for you! School cracks down on birthday celebrations

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    July 4, 2014 11:07 a.m.

    I miss the days when parents raised their children.

  • Rural sport fan DUCHESNE, UT
    July 1, 2014 3:19 p.m.

    What a joke. 180 days of school, classroom of 30 kids. Is one cupcake every 6 days really going to be an issue? I guess since they only have PE once a week it could be. But don't the federal govt and superintendent have better things to worry about?

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    July 1, 2014 10:37 a.m.

    I would almost bet that at this school recess has been reduced next to nothing so teachers can get those students ready for standardized testing.

  • Danny Chipman Lehi, UT
    July 1, 2014 10:13 a.m.

    I sure am glad I grew up in the generation I did, when treats in class were acceptable and sleepovers were fine, too. Oh, well. We creative ones will still find ways to make birthday celebrations at school fun!

  • K Mchenry, IL
    June 30, 2014 6:53 p.m.

    It's really not necessary to celebrate a birthday with baked goods at school. Some schools okay the cupcakes but you have to order them from the school and the food dept makes them. Expensive. A better suggestion is to donate a book to the class or library.

    Some kids don't even have a bday during the school year. Does any child need to eat 20 cupcakes during a school year? Besides the ones outside of school?

  • Z South Jordan, UT
    June 30, 2014 1:39 p.m.

    The beatings will continue until morale improves.

  • birder Salt Lake City, UT
    June 30, 2014 12:24 p.m.

    The occasional classroom treat is not where the obesity problem lies. It is in the home diet. It is overkill to prohibit a classroom birthday treat.