A Washington school district is
going the extra mile to ensure that fun dies a wretched death:
Students will now be prohibited from bringing cupcakes to school to
celebrate their birthdays.
The sweet snacks were deemed inappropriate, given the Obama
administration’s federal health mandates for public schools,
according to KIRO 7:
The move is part of an 18-month wellness and nutrition study
that started after a new federal wellness policy took effect
requiring superintendents nationwide to monitor nutritional
standards for students.
The district has gotten three written complaints so far.
Instead of a cupcake, students will now get a pencil or handmade
card from classmates.
Apparently, some teachers complained that there were simply too
many birthdays during certain weeks and the extra sweets made kids
rowdy. Okay, but can’t they just celebrate some joint birthdays
without cutting cake entirely?
according to Edmonds School District spokeswoman DJ Jakala:
“If the child chooses, the class will sing to them. Like I said,
there are instances of personalized cards and they can be first in
line,” said Jakala.
Just let them eat cake.
Eric Owens / The Daily Caller