Parents fight to keep treats in the classroom

09/27/2006 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

When it comes to classroom parties, many elementary schools are either banning cupcakes, candy and the like altogether or encouraging parents to substitute healthier alternatives, like celery sticks and fresh fruit. Parental outrage over such policies led the Texas Legislature last year to pass the "Safe Cupcake" amendment, which gives parents the right to bring birthday cakes, pizza and traditional holiday sweets to schools.

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