- Associated Press - Saturday, March 11, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Officials have lifted the statewide ban on bringing foods like cupcakes into public school classrooms for celebrations.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports (https://bit.ly/2nb2cZF ) that the decision to allow people to bring outside non-nutritional food into classrooms for celebrations now rests with county public school systems.

Deputy State Schools Superintendent Cindy Daniel said public schools previously were banned from allowing cupcakes and other sweets to be brought in for “classroom celebrations.”

Daniel said the ban wasn’t in state board policy, but instead was in a guidance document sent out in 2012 that is now being rescinded.

State Board of Education members supported the move during a meeting Thursday. But board member Miller Hall said he hopes that “we don’t go back to losing control of child nutrition in the counties.”

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Information from: The Charleston Gazette-Mail, https://wvgazettemail.com.

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