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Bake Sales

On Sesame Street, Cookie Monster now admits that his namesake treat is a “sometimes food.” It seems as though the New York City Education Department likes that concept—they’ve announced new rules cracking down on bake sales. Though the sales can be extremely lucrative for clubs and sports teams (according to an article in the Times, they can garner a $500 profit every sale), the restrictions are a part of a new “wellness program” aimed at curbing consumption of trans fats, salt, and additives. The new restrictions dictate: one daytime sale a month, after lunch has ended. And if it’s after 6pm, students can launch a sale whenever they’d like. But such restrictions are leaving public schools scrambling to find new fundraisers—now relying on knickknacks and walk-a-thons for extra cast.

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