POLL: Ban Candy on Valentine's Day?
Some schools have decided to keep sweets out of the classroom. What do you think?
Valentine's Day without candy?
It could happen—and in some schools, it already is.
With our Wellness Policy in mind, food or candy cannot be distributed in school. Any food items that are brought to school will be returned home at the end of the day. Additionally, any food that is attached to Valentine's Day cards will be removed and not distributed.
Some Oak Forest parents piped in, saying that while their child's school has banned homemade goods for allergy reasons, they've yet to hear of a ban on candy. On the East Coast, a Massachusetts Patch recently reported on a school cutting out the candy in holiday celebrations out of concern for students' health.
Valentine's Day could be considered the sole holiday celebrated more at school than at home. Students carefully select or craft the perfect paper valentines for their peers and wait anxiously to see who hand-delivers them an extra chocolate heart.
Would Valentine's Day be the same, without those little candy hearts nudging someone to "Be Mine"? Is the holiday as sweet without a chocolaty "Kiss" from the cute boy the next row over?
Would your kids be bummed if the holiday became more "bitter" than "sweet?" Would you agree with a similar ban in your child's school?
Take our poll and tell us what you think about a potential candy-less holiday.