Saturday, December 4, 2010

Nanny State Can Now Regulate School Bake Sales

Will there ever be an end to government intrusion into citizen's lives? Michelle Obama's child nutrition bill gives the government power to limit school bake sales.

Washington (AP) - Don’t touch my brownies! A child nutrition bill on its way to President Barack Obama – and championed by the first lady – gives the government power to limit school bake sales and other fundraisers that health advocates say sometimes replace wholesome meals in the lunchroom.

Republicans, notably Sarah Palin, and public school organizations decry the bill as an unnecessary intrusion on a common practice often used to raise money.

“This could be a real train wreck for school districts,” Lucy Gettman of the National School Boards Association said Friday, a day after the House cleared the bill. “The federal government should not be in the business of regulating this kind of activity at the local level.”

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