BANNED: School district in Washington state no longer allowing kids to bring in birthday treats
WASHINGTON STATE (WITI) -- The long-held tradition of parents bringing in juice and sweets for a child's birthday -- BANNED by a school district in Washington state.
According to Q13 in Seattle, the Edmonds School District's Wellness Committee recently banned edible treats in classroom parties.
The school district says birthdays and parties will be celebrated with non-food treats and favors.
The school district says food can only be served at three classroom celebrations per year.
A spokesman for the school district told the media it's not healthy for a cupcake party to be thrown for every student on their birthday.
The school district also points to economics -- saying not all families can afford to send treats to school.
CLICK HERE to take a look at the Edmonds School District's new guidelines.
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