Some Michigan schools even ban cupcakes to fight obesity

November 15, 2010
by Kim Kozlowski
Detroit News


Ryan Thompson celebrated his seventh birthday last year with homemade cupcakes that he handed out to his classmates in Alma.

But when he turns 8 on Nov. 25, he won't be able to pass out the sweet treats since food is no longer allowed to be part of school celebrations.

Ryan's principal realizes the ban sounds harsh, but it's part of a broader Michigan project to combat childhood obesity, which has tripled nationally since 1980.


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