MeMe Roth, of National Action Against Obesity, is on a mission to rid schools of all junk food, including cupcakes given to kids during special occasions like birthdays and class parties.
According to Roth, its irresponsible to give kids unhealthy snacks in the absence of their parents and the habit sets them up to be fat and misinformed about food as adults.
Moreover, giving kids artificial food and loads of sugar makes them moody and distracted in class, resulting in more trips to the principals office.
Roth wants schools to start sending home permission slips for birthday cupcakes and sweet treats so parents themselves can decide whether or not their child will partake.
She hopes to curb the cupcake chaos before kids go back to school this fall and says that instead of rewarding kids with food, they should play games and read books in class as a birthday treat.
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