How about a pencil rather than a cupcake at that school party?
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — As many schools start their new year, many parents are being told snacks will no longer be allowed to classroom birthday parties.
In Seattle, students at the Edmonds School District were told to bring pencils or stickers instead.
This follows the trend of only store bought snacks being allowed.
Some parents love the idea of not having to bring food to school anymore.
Others feel like those parents are Grinches and forget the joy of a classroom cupcake or other treat on that special day.
Some parents don’t even want the alternatives and would rather the day not be celebrated and be class as usual.
School leaders say the idea is to promote health and avoid sugar and to meet federal regulations.