Step away from that brownie…

New York City’s public schools want to nix the sale of homemade baked goods to kids–what better way to get a handle on childhood obesity? A new set of rules being considered would, however, allow some packaged snacks, like that well-known health food, Frosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tarts.

A New York Times blog item includes this description of the proposed food rules:

“To qualify as an approved item, a snack must meet 11 criteria developed by the city. For example, all products must be in marked, single-serving packages with a maximum calorie count of 200. Artificial sweeteners, like Splenda, are banned. Less than 35 percent of the item’s total calories may come from either total sugars or fat. Grain-based products must contain at least 2 grams of fiber.”

In other words, pretty much everything they eat at home is banned. Good luck, New York.

Check out the whole story, here.


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *