This Good

Another D-parent shared this dy-no-mite letter from her child’s teacher with me. Thank you Wellness Committee, enlightened teachers, D-mom new principal, and assorted others who may or may not choose to binge on cupcakes and Fun Dip at home.






  1. Heather Garcia Queen · August 27, 2012

    Wow!! I wish my kids’ school had the balls to do that.


  2. Eileen · August 27, 2012

    They just announced our “no edible treat” policy at our school. I did a little happy dance. We don’t have a nurse so my husand or I would have to go up to dose for lunch and a 2nd time if a kid brought in a snack for the class…which seemed like every day. Last year, on one day, all the summer bday kids brought in treats, and there was an ice cream buffet for the teacher’s bday, and a mom made HUGE iced sugar cookies (estimated 80 carbs). In one freaking day. Many of the other moms are unhappy with the policy. Some, I suspect, liked to wow each other with their pinterest-inspired creations.(I admit they were quite beautiful) I was the mom going the dunkin’ donuts drive thru when it was our turn. In my former life. Before T1.The only thing is when the principal announced the policy she mentioned childhood obesity and diabetes being on the rise. She didn’t clarify that she was talking about T2. I swear a few parents looked at me. I stopped fretting though. Hey, T1 is on the rise too so it doesn’t hurt to learn how to get through the day without a cupcake.


  3. Reyna · August 28, 2012

    We still have the “treats”…just went over it at school yesterday….Joe starts classes tomorrow.!!!


    • Katy · August 29, 2012

      Hope Joe had a good day!


  4. Julia · August 28, 2012

    In elementary school, treats every week, literally, as every parent brought in cupcakes whenever their child had a birthday. We learned to deal with it, can figure out the carb counts for most items within five or ten grams or so, but it was a pain. In middle school, there was a no treat in class policy for birthdays. You could bring your cupcakes or chips or whatnot and set up in the cafeteria at lunch, but casually. And class parties, they tried to stress healthy snacks… they still had the holiday parties. So huge improvement. I think they were more concerned about the peanut allergy children, who were in imminent danger…. very hard to know for sure whether treat was safe. We were not the ones who complained and changed policy but very happy some parents stepped up to the plate. I’m happy for you… makes your life a lot easier.


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