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Tuesday
May082012

The End of the School Bake Sale in Massachusetts?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- When the PTA needs money, when the team needs new gear, when the band needs train fare, many schools turn to brownies and cookies and whatever else parents are willing to bake and sell. 

But a new law in Massachusetts may change that -- it limits access to junk food during the school day, and health officials want it expanded to cover all school activities from bake sales to the football game concession stand.  

Officials say healthy options are needed in a state where a third of school kids are overweight.

Some parents say bake sales fund what taxpayers don't.

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