Colo. school stops rewarding students with candy

03/26/2012 | Education News Colorado

Teachers at a Colorado elementary school have been instructed to stop distributing candy to students -- as a reward or for other motivational purposes. The decision was made as part of a school wellness program, but the trend has been seen nationwide as more schools cut back on junk food. At Rose Hill Elementary, teachers now give out Positive Action Tickets, which can be exchanged for nonfood items, such as pencils, ink stamps, books, calendars and temporary tattoos. One teacher also offers "two-minute dance parties."

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