only corporate products to be allowed at school bake sales
> Nine months after effectively banning most fund-raising food sales in city schools, a city panel will vote Wednesday on an amended regulation that will allow student groups to sell items like Pop-Tarts and Doritos during the school day, but not brownies, zucchini bread or anything else homemade.
The reason for the rule against homemade items while allowing poptarts? To combat childhood obesity. Homemade foods may contain fattening ingredients.
February 24th, 2010 12:23am
No homemade or unpackaged items are on the list of “approved” foods because “it’s impossible to know what the content is, or what the portion size is,” said Kathleen Grimm, the deputy chancellor for infrastructure and portfolio planning, who oversees the regulation. (when she is not receiving corporate kickbacks)
“We think that we have struck a pretty good balance here, a healthy balance,” she said.
February 24th, 2010 12:24am
It's a safety issue.
February 24th, 2010 12:26am
February 24th, 2010 7:50am
I hope you like the corporate culture that is teaching you that you are not competent to cook for your kids (so you ought to let them do it for you).
February 24th, 2010 7:51am
+1 for Jamie Oliver
February 24th, 2010 8:47am
It's teaching you that you are not competent to cook for *other people's* kids.
February 24th, 2010 2:45pm
THe school district is following Jamie Oliver's campaign to end childhood obesity through food. As they point out, only corporate made food has certified ingredient labels that outline whether they are healthy foods, such as doritos and poptarts. It's certainly possible that that zucchini bread is healthy, but without an independent third party providing a lab analysis for each batch, there is no way to be certain and thus it must be banned.
February 24th, 2010 3:03pm
Because bureaucracies don't trust people.
February 24th, 2010 3:21pm
People don't trust bureaucracies either.
February 24th, 2010 3:23pm
Come on man it's obviously not about bureaucracies trusting people. It's about astroturf behind the scenes campaigns from Doritos vendors. Natural food talk is a threat to their sales. They hire professional "lobbyists" who identify threats to profitability and neutralize them using any means possible.
February 24th, 2010 3:27pm