Cupcakes, Math and Sugar Limits
Advocacy / Sugar

Cupcakes, Math and Sugar Limits

Since I’ve  previously posted about cupcakes and reading, today I’ll give equal time to math.  It’s only fair since it was my oldest’s Sweet Tarts and M&Ms math worksheets in kindergarten that triggered my food advocacy mission.  Having dealt with this issue for many years, I could hear the refrain “but it’s just one treat” as I wrote about the school … Continue reading

Dr. Suess’s Junk Food Whack-a-mole
Food as Reward / Junk Food

Dr. Suess’s Junk Food Whack-a-mole

The latest in junk food whack-a-mole? Cupcakes at school to celebrate Dr. Suess’s birthday and Read Across America Day.  As if celebrating students’ birthdays didn’t already cover cupcakes in class many times over.  What is it about reading that brings out the junk food? It started in 1985 with Pizza Hut’s BOOK IT! incentive program which rewards … Continue reading