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Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-10 01:12 PM
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47. The headline.
My diabetic daughter carries honey packets, a tube of cake icing, and some kind of glucose tablets, just in case her blood sugar gets too low (it happens, even with an insulin pump).

If they disallow *ALL* sweets, I would presume those would be included.

At the very least we would have to get her medical form resubmitted, which can take weeks for the to evaluate and approve.
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  -School District Bans All Sweets The Straight Story  Dec-29-10 07:36 AM   #0 
  - OK, this is really stupid.  Odin2005   Dec-29-10 07:43 AM   #1 
  - Well according to some folks in these parts - controlling the choices of others for $$ is OK  The Straight Story   Dec-29-10 07:53 AM   #3 
  - The nanny state is afoot.  Odin2005   Dec-29-10 08:15 AM   #7 
  - the article states that parents teachers and administrators agreed  Warren Stupidity   Dec-29-10 09:03 AM   #18 
     - No not "ALL" parents and teachers agreed  Xicano   Dec-29-10 02:34 PM   #53 
  - You are controlling those under 18 years of age. They also can`t vote.  fatbuckel   Dec-30-10 02:59 PM   #88 
  - me too.  cali   Dec-29-10 07:55 AM   #4 
  - not BS  handmade34   Dec-29-10 09:10 AM   #21 
  - Hey, it's Susie's Birthday & she brought celery sticks in for the whole class!  FSogol   Dec-29-10 07:49 AM   #2 
  - Birthday treats were banned at our sons' schools ages ago..but not for that reason  SoCalDem   Dec-29-10 04:15 PM   #60 
     - That's a pretty good reason.  jtown1123   Dec-30-10 02:54 PM   #85 
  - This is not right! Didn't anyone ever hear of moderation????? n/t  Little Star   Dec-29-10 07:58 AM   #5 
  - 40% obesity rate: moderation not working. nt.  Warren Stupidity   Dec-29-10 09:02 AM   #17 
  - A nanny state won't work either. n/t  Little Star   Dec-29-10 09:18 AM   #22 
  - Has it really been tried?  Union Scribe   Dec-29-10 10:41 AM   #33 
  - Moderation DOES work. People just happen to suck at moderation.  uncommon   Dec-29-10 11:57 AM   #39 
  - Take a look around you. Moderation ain't cuttin' it.  Codeine   Dec-30-10 10:46 AM   #73 
  - A few years back when Donna still worked at the Emergency Shelter  hobbit709   Dec-29-10 08:00 AM   #6 
  - I ran into that nonsense when I worked in kitchen of a YWCA-run preschool.  Odin2005   Dec-29-10 08:18 AM   #9 
  - Jamie Oliver caught hell when he tried to spruce up school lunch menus  WolverineDG   Dec-30-10 01:16 PM   #81 
  - Really? How about spuds? Rice? Carrots (yes, carrots)? PEOPLE ARE STUPID.  WinkyDink   Dec-29-10 08:17 AM   #8 
  - No blueberry orange bran muffins?  PADemD   Dec-29-10 08:33 AM   #10 
  - Had this happened 30 years ago....  ThatsMyBarack   Dec-29-10 08:36 AM   #11 
  - I guess they didn't consider the human brain needs sugar to work right  MindPilot   Dec-29-10 08:43 AM   #12 
  - that is silly  handmade34   Dec-29-10 08:46 AM   #14 
  - Yeah, back before Twinkies humanity was too sugar-starved to accomplish a thing. nt  Codeine   Dec-30-10 10:47 AM   #74 
  - seems like a fine idea to me  handmade34   Dec-29-10 08:43 AM   #13 
  - Total fucking bullshit!  Xicano   Dec-30-10 10:18 AM   #71 
  - I love it. Students shouldn't be fed sugar laden foods when  rainy   Dec-29-10 08:59 AM   #15 
  - should clarify  handmade34   Dec-29-10 09:07 AM   #20 
  - You obviously never ate in my HS cafeteria.  Fumesucker   Dec-29-10 10:31 AM   #30 
     - I remember a congealed roast beef lunch from first grade...  hlthe2b   Dec-29-10 11:18 AM   #35 
     - Yep some of my worst memories of school are in the cafeteria  MindPilot   Dec-29-10 12:11 PM   #43 
     - New frontiers in the lunchroom  struggle4progress   Dec-30-10 10:49 AM   #75 
  - 40% child obesity rate, sign on from parents and teachers,  Warren Stupidity   Dec-29-10 09:01 AM   #16 
  - 124 reasons sugar is bad:  rainy   Dec-29-10 09:07 AM   #19 
     - Even though it is essential to life, too much dihydrogen monoxide is bad too.  hobbit709   Dec-29-10 09:23 AM   #23 
     - This only refers to added sugar. Fruit and veggie sugar is fine.  rainy   Dec-29-10 09:31 AM   #24 
     - Please define "veggie sugar"--  shimmergal   Dec-29-10 11:58 AM   #40 
        - all veggies have sugars  davidinalameda   Dec-30-10 10:06 AM   #66 
     - There is nothing good about white refined sugar. Not essential to life.  rainy   Dec-29-10 09:37 AM   #25 
     - "Sugar increases the risk of polio"  MindPilot   Dec-29-10 12:03 PM   #41 
     - + 1000  jtown1123   Dec-30-10 02:57 PM   #86 
  - Extremem Nannyism at best. Have to wonder what those with blood sugar problems are going to do.  ProgressiveProfessor   Dec-29-10 09:49 AM   #26 
  - we have a diabetes and obesity epidemic  Warren Stupidity   Dec-29-10 10:14 AM   #27 
     - Diabetics carry sweets for a reason, The assumption by the schools that they should intervene  ProgressiveProfessor   Dec-29-10 10:23 AM   #28 
     - where exactly is it stated that this school is intervening in diabetic treatment?  Warren Stupidity   Dec-29-10 10:31 AM   #29 
        - The headline.  Vickers   Dec-29-10 01:12 PM   #47 
           - I think you are presuming a lot  Warren Stupidity   Dec-29-10 02:53 PM   #55 
              - My presumption is based on the link in the OP...I have nothing further to go on. n/t  Vickers   Dec-30-10 12:01 AM   #62 
     - yeah well, not all types of diabetes have the same cause or work the same  eShirl   Dec-29-10 01:24 PM   #48 
        - and again, where is it stated that diabetics are not managed separately?  Warren Stupidity   Dec-29-10 02:54 PM   #56 
           - Where is it stated they *are* handled separately? n/t  Fumesucker   Dec-30-10 10:12 AM   #67 
  - Good, then if they're eating 75% of sweets at home, this will help even the kids out.  cbdo2007   Dec-29-10 10:37 AM   #31 
  - Not sure how they can "confiscate" food brought from home.  cleanhippie   Dec-29-10 10:41 AM   #32 
  - This will be great for the Dem Party  kctim   Dec-29-10 11:01 AM   #34 
  - In the interest of fairness, the Republicans do exactly the same thing..  Fumesucker   Dec-29-10 11:48 AM   #37 
  - Very true  kctim   Dec-29-10 12:29 PM   #44 
  - or lording over women's uteruses  jtown1123   Dec-30-10 02:58 PM   #87 
  - You DO realize that the "Dem Party" had nothing to do with this  bullwinkle428   Dec-29-10 03:27 PM   #57 
     - You DO realize which party almost always gets the blame  kctim   Dec-30-10 09:57 AM   #63 
        - Right-wingers will always accuse Democrats of everything bad.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Dec-30-10 10:02 AM   #65 
        - Yes they will  kctim   Dec-30-10 01:08 PM   #78 
           - "We should"  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Dec-30-10 02:45 PM   #84 
        - Who do you feel is to blame for that?  bullwinkle428   Dec-30-10 10:13 AM   #69 
           - The "I know what is best for you"  kctim   Dec-30-10 01:13 PM   #80 
  - The ban on student drug use is working, and so will this.  Zanzobar   Dec-29-10 11:29 AM   #36 
  - They've pretty much done that here. EXCEPT they still service sugary crap cereal at  uncommon   Dec-29-10 11:54 AM   #38 
  - So will they have draconian "zero tolerance" policies for sweets?  gmoney   Dec-29-10 12:04 PM   #42 
  - Can just picture the Nanny State Police going through...  hayu_lol   Dec-29-10 12:41 PM   #45 
  - Great idea, although the "No birthday cupcakes" is overkill n/t  OhioChick   Dec-29-10 12:57 PM   #46 
  - 40% obesity rate!?!?!  proud2BlibKansan   Dec-29-10 02:08 PM   #49 
  - We are a fat-ass nation.  Codeine   Dec-30-10 10:50 AM   #76 
  - I'm a parent and I think this is stupid  Bettie   Dec-29-10 02:24 PM   #50 
  - This is wrong on simple base reasoning  FreeState   Dec-29-10 02:29 PM   #51 
  - A better solution to the problem would be to ban  LWolf   Dec-29-10 02:29 PM   #52 
  - LOL how much you wanna bet there'll be a black market for sweets in the school.  Xicano   Dec-29-10 02:48 PM   #54 
  - BFD - the kids will be able to get their sugary crap  MrsMatt   Dec-29-10 03:48 PM   #58 
  - Yeah, this isn't stupid and utterly Draconian at all.  Arkana   Dec-29-10 04:06 PM   #59 
  - Don't serve it...don't sell it...but don't interfere in packed lunches.  Lucinda   Dec-29-10 04:21 PM   #61 
  - In my opinion too, that is what crossed the line. -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Dec-30-10 10:00 AM   #64 
  - I'm tired of my kids getting candy in classrooms as "rewards"  Sabriel   Dec-30-10 10:12 AM   #68 
  - Yawp. I know some are bad...but i agree...educate and stop telling parents how to parent.  Lucinda   Dec-30-10 02:19 PM   #82 
  - Have you seen the average packed lunch?  Codeine   Dec-30-10 10:52 AM   #77 
  - So will they start  AsahinaKimi   Dec-30-10 10:16 AM   #70 
  - Does anyone have a link to the actual policy?  struggle4progress   Dec-30-10 10:44 AM   #72 
  - While I'm in agreement with no sweets given out at school  WolverineDG   Dec-30-10 01:12 PM   #79 
  - OK I'm seriously envisioning some dumbass...  pipi_k   Dec-30-10 02:44 PM   #83 

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