Bake sale ban in Massachusetts sparks outcries over ‘food police’

Mark Trumbull
May 9, 2012

A bake-sale ban in Massachusetts schools, designed to combat youth obesity, has spawned a sort of nationwide food fight.

The crackdown on cookies is being met with a widespread criticism from bloggers, parents, and students who see it as a case of government gone too far. Turning brownies into contraband, they say, is the latest sign of a burgeoning “nanny state” that doesn’t know its proper limits.

To blogger Bryan Preston, the move in Massachusetts is nothing less than a maker of national decline.

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