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When Cupcakes Are the Enemy of Schoolkids

In the name of nutrition, schools take aim at bake sales
When Cupcakes Are the Enemy of Schoolkids
Snack puppet by Jennifer Lew

Public school students in Maryland’s Montgomery County know they’d better not even think of holding a bake sale to raise money for the football team or math club. Selling sweets is outlawed during the school day, and officials make the rounds to ensure no illicit cupcakes are changing hands. “If a bake sale is going on, it’s reported to administration and it’s taken care of,” says Marla Caplon of the county’s food and nutrition services. “You can’t sell Girl Scout cookies, candy, cakes, any of that stuff.”

Snack puppet by Jennifer Lew