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A post on Fox & Friends facebook page says:

"Not so sweet! New federal regulations set to come into effect that may force dozens of states to end school bake sales because of nutrition standards...Should the gov't really be involved in bake sales?"

The regulations do apply nutritional standards to bake sales but only to those that are held on school property during school hours.  I don't know how things are now but when my sons were growing up, bake sales were held at other times, not during school hours.  I can only think of one case where a bake sale was held during school hours.  So it is just directed at items sold to the kids as snacks during the day.  

I posted this fact in the comments but I so wish this crap could be shot down in a hurry and in a way that puts it in front of Fox viewers...

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  •  That's today's story (6+ / 0-)

    Wait until an inner city school hosts a bake sale during school hours to fund a trip to the White House to meet the President. "Should taxpayers be subsidizing an Obama photo op?"

    I'm living in America, and in America you're on your own. America's not a country. It's just a business.

    by CFAmick on Sun Aug 03, 2014 at 08:37:43 AM PDT

  •  There Won't Be Restrictions Imposed on Liberal (3+ / 0-)

    schools. Tell your Fox friends that we liberals aren't affected.

    Same as with the gun confiscations, those don't affect liberals either.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sun Aug 03, 2014 at 08:40:10 AM PDT

  •  it might be because of peanut allergies (0+ / 0-)

    or something similar. You can't bring home made treats to school anymore for that reason.  But of course Fox will blame FLOTUS and her nutrition suggestions.

    the woman who is easily irritated

    by chicago minx on Sun Aug 03, 2014 at 08:42:49 AM PDT

    •  No, it's FLOTUS backed federal law (3+ / 0-)
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      A federal law that aims to curb childhood obesity means that, in dozens of states, bake sales must adhere to nutrition requirements that could replace cupcakes and brownies with fruit cups and granola bars.
      The restrictions that took effect in July stem from the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act championed by first lady Michelle Obama and her "Let's Move!" campaign.
      But there's lots of wiggle room
      Each state can mandate the number of daytime fundraisers held each year that buck the nutrition requirements.
      Tennessee will allow schools to sell food items that tip the federal scales for 30 days each year.
      And some are being smartly creative
      There are also those that have replaced food-centric fundraisers with calorie-free events such as wrapping-paper sales, pie-throwing events and bowl-a-thons.
      "We used to have a carnival with a cake walk, now we do a book walk," said Adam Drummond, principal of Lincoln Elementary School in Huntington, Ind. "The students get to pick a book."
      http://online.wsj.com/...

      “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

      by Catte Nappe on Sun Aug 03, 2014 at 09:01:27 AM PDT

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      •  In TN (1+ / 0-)
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        that's the equivalent of one bake sale (almost) every single week.

        I'm living in America, and in America you're on your own. America's not a country. It's just a business.

        by CFAmick on Sun Aug 03, 2014 at 09:06:11 AM PDT

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        •  Yeah - that seemed quite a stretch (0+ / 0-)

          The same article said Texas started limiting it to 3 events per year back in 2010, and are now not allowing even that.

          Guess a few years down the road it'll be interesting to compare obesity rates across the various states, depending on their policies.

          “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

          by Catte Nappe on Sun Aug 03, 2014 at 09:10:55 AM PDT

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      •  Oh, that's interesting (2+ / 0-)
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        Bake sales are a pain in the ass anyway lol.

        the woman who is easily irritated

        by chicago minx on Sun Aug 03, 2014 at 09:09:17 AM PDT

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        •  All sales are a pain, I think (2+ / 0-)
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          Or course this covers candy bar sales, caramel corn sales, and all the other "goodies" school fund raisers adopt. As far as I'm concerned, even wrapping paper or light bulbs, etc. are wasteful of time and effort. At a gathering recently a number of parents said they used to just buy up enough of whatever to make the minimum ante expected, and then used the shit as gifts. Some schools now are apparently offering the option - give us the money outright, or raise it the hard way if you can't afford it. That doesn't feel right either.

          “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

          by Catte Nappe on Sun Aug 03, 2014 at 09:15:26 AM PDT

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          •  Last year my daughter's basketball team (2+ / 0-)
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            had some fundraiser where the girls were supposed to sit down and hand write at least 10 form fundraising letters to relatives, friends, etc. The girls were going to make X number of free throws and get donations for each. Fine, but  letters were going to go through the school so that they could have access to the addresses. I refused, telling the coach I didn't want relatives' addresses in some database. I said I would just contribute money.

               I know the schools and teams and organizations are hard pressed for funds and have to be creative, but yes, I would rather just give money rather than hit up co workers and relatives.

            the woman who is easily irritated

            by chicago minx on Sun Aug 03, 2014 at 09:26:27 AM PDT

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  •  Why are bake sales so common in our schools? (6+ / 0-)

    Well, not just bake sales, but everything-under-the-sun-sales.  

    The reason is that schools don't have the money they need for absolutely essential things.  Thus anything that is less than absolutely necessary (like new football jerseys) requires a fund raiser.

    When I was in HS (Oh Lord that was a long time ago now) we had fund raisers for things that would not have been proper for taxpayer monies to pay.  We raised money for the prom etc.  But now the kids are asked to sell candy to raise money for trips to the science museum.

    Public school funding in much of this country is a national disgrace.  Why anyone would enter the teaching profession, hoping to teach in public schools is beyond me.  I cannot blame teachers for quitting that profession.  I wouldn't/couldn't put up with it.

    You matter to them IF YOU VOTE!

    by nuketeacher on Sun Aug 03, 2014 at 08:48:40 AM PDT

    •  School fees have skyrocketed, too (1+ / 0-)
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      My daughter is a a sophomore this year, in band, basketball, taking driver's ed and lab classes.  I shudder to think what her fees are going to be; we'll find out next week. I'm sure they will be far more than my son's, who is seven years ahead of her.

      the woman who is easily irritated

      by chicago minx on Sun Aug 03, 2014 at 08:58:20 AM PDT

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      •  Well it's your own choice now isn't it? (0+ / 0-)

        If you or your daughter were smart and independent and a true American, you would have had a son instead and he would play football which people pay to see.  Nobody pays for band or girls sports which is why we have football cathedrals and zero bucks to spend on the band.  See?  A free market is so efficient at proper distribution of funds!

    •  There has long been a bumper sticker... (0+ / 0-)

      ...that says, "It will be a great day when we have all the money we need for education and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber."  Of course, eliminating a bomber would probably itself go a long way toward funding education in this country.

  •  Bloomberg tried to do this (4+ / 0-)
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    He also tried to ban home baked goods on the basis that nutritional informational was not available. Approved bake sale items included packaged Cool Ranch Doritos and Apple Cinnamon Pop-tarts without frosting.

    We ignored him.

  •  Note this is only "DURING SCHOOL HOURS". Works ... (0+ / 0-)

    Note this is only "DURING SCHOOL HOURS". Works for me! I don't need my daughter spending her allowance on chocolate cake for lunch to FUND ANYTHING! School bake sales should be done outside school hours.

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