The Georgia State School superintendent is pushing back against a new federal requirement that bans sweets and “goodies” from being sold at school fundraising events like bake sales.
The new federal restrictions only apply to on-campus bake sales and fundraisers held during school hours that sell highly fatty or caloric sweets. It is part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s push for fitness and healthy classrooms.
“We don’t have enough teachers in our classrooms and now we are expected to hire some type of food police to monitor, whether we are having bake sales or not. That is just asinine,” said Dr. John Barge, Georgia state school superintendent.