School’s de­ci­sion to ban chil­dren tak­ing in birth­day cake gains sup­port

7 Days in Dubai - - WELLBEING -

“Chil­dren should eat no more than 6 tea­spoons of sugar a day. Cake every week is re­ally not go­ing to help the obe­sity epi­demic, the ram­pant tooth de­cay in chil­dren or pro­vide sound nu­tri­tion for learn­ing and grow­ing chil­dren”


“With an aver­age of 25 kids in a class, that would work out to be 2 or 3 cakes a month. Which is a LOT! I think the ban is a good idea. Cel­e­brate out­side of school with a small group of friends and fam­ily.”


“Schools are sup­pos­edly done to ed­u­cate chil­dren and I think this is a great ini­tia­tive part of the food rev­o­lu­tion ini­ti­ated some 10 years ago by Jamie Oliver – I hope they will re­move and ban all car­bon­ated and/or su­gary drinks dis­pensers, start look­ing into food be­ing served at school (if any) and start ed­u­cat­ing the younger gen­er­a­tions on what food and nu­tri­tion re­ally is. Wor­ry­ing and sad to see Botero’s fa­mous paint­ings be­com­ing an ev­ery­day re­al­ity…”


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