In St. Paul schools, the not-so-sweet life

  • Article by: DAAREL BURNETTE II , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 22, 2010 - 6:58 AM

The St. Paul school district will make all public schools "sweet-free zones" by the end of the school year.

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EbuddyDec. 19, 10 5:55 PM

I tell you what, St. Paul Schools. YOU help me teach my kids and I will parent them. I coudl not be more disappointed with the new Superintendent. She closes the schools a second day because of the risk to student safety yet tour most St. Paul public schools and you find a HORRIBLE job was done with snow removal, creating blind spots and precious few places for students to access streetside. Teachers teach less content and more about passing standardized tests. Now, she heartily endoreses this. She needs to be gone yesterday. If I want to include a pack of Oreo's with my kid's lunch that contains a fat-free turkey sandwich on wheat bread, carrots and an apple then it is my right as a parent and taxpayer to do so.

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msliferDec. 19, 10 8:06 PM

As a St Paul resident and parent of two high school age children, I am glad they do not attend St. Paul public schools.

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pkto44444444Dec. 20, 1011:50 AM

40% of the students are obese? Seriously? How does this happen?

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tired1Dec. 22, 10 7:26 AM

Next year the headline will read "Uniforms have been approved at St. Paul public schools".

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democratslieDec. 22, 10 7:32 AM

Good idea. Welfare recipients shouldn't be spending taxpayer money on junk food, anyway. But why wasn't this done 20 YEARS ago?

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diamondgrleoDec. 22, 10 8:08 AM

What a bunch of liberal head cases in our schools. IT IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS WHAT MY KIDS EAT! This is just more of you liberal minded socialistic control everyone and everything crap! Stop it and stop it now. Get the H out of my private life!

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hermanthehunDec. 22, 10 8:28 AM

As the parent if two Saint Paul students and a strong SPPS supporter I think this is absurd.

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jbcarrotDec. 22, 10 8:44 AM

We live in St Paul but my kids go to school in Mpls. This is totally stupid. What a waste of time. So now the kids and adults at school will wait until they get home and eat even more treats because its FORBIDDEN at school. What's next, no chips in your lunch?

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msqmcdonaldDec. 22, 10 8:51 AM

When individuals can't make tough choices it is sometimes the governments job to step in and do it. Do you people honestly think that schools should serve pop, chips, and sweets to your children? It's not some liberal plot to take over your children's lives. It's simply addressing a problem in the right way. Having children eating healthier should not be a lightning rod issue.

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bugmenot99Dec. 22, 10 8:54 AM

Wow, Schools are really becoming more and more like jails every day. Whats next? Lockdowns for a Hershey bar? Insane.

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