In West Virginia, lawmakers repealed some Obama-era laws they had made in 2012 when Michelle’s nagging finger plagued school nutritionists across the country. A ridiculous law banning cupcakes from schools has finally been lifted, allowing America’s youngsters to once again enjoy classroom parties.
Democrats have always loved to take away choices, and now, America’s taxpayer funded schools can be more flexible towards children and parents who can choose their own path towards health.
West Virginia’s state superintendent of schools, Michael Martirano, bluntly said, “You have permission to have fun.”
The Daily Mail has more:
Cindy Daniel, West Virginia’s deputy superintendent of schools, noted that the ban on sweets originated as guidelines from the state agency. The guidelines acted as a de facto statewide ban, however, because no local superintendent was going to risk the consequences of bucking the guidelines of bureaucrats in Charleston.
“Until such time that Policy 4321.1 is revised and additional guidance is given, county superintendents have the discretion to work with their staffs to determine the guidelines for classroom celebrations,” a draft of the new state guidance on school nutrition reads, according to the Gazette-Mail.
West Virginia’s state superintendent of schools, Michael Martirano, was more blunt.
“You have permission to have fun,” Martirano said at a state Board of Education meeting earlier this month.
State departments of education and local school boards across America outlawed cupcakes and all manner of other delicious treats from school grounds for several years because they wanted federal money under the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act must. Under that law, a set of Smart Snacks standards created by the U.S. Department of Agriculture has stringently limited the number of calories and the amount of sugar, fat and sodium in every morsel of food sold at schools for over 30 million American school kids.
Federal intervention famously put a stop to a velvety, cake-like, scrumptious delicacy glazed with a huge dollop of sugary pink icing that was arguably the best cafeteria cookie in the world.
Federal wellness guidelines were never particularly popular with America’s parents or America’s kids.