District bans parent-catered parties over food allergies

A New Jersey school district has banned parent-catered parties because of concerns over student allergies. Under the new policy, students can still bring food to school for themselves during parties, but not to share with the class. Board members said more and more students have life-threatening food allergies, but some parents have said the change "dampens the celebratory spirit" in the schools.

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