To battle childhood obesity, a Massachusetts elementary school has told parents not to bring cupcakes on their child’s birthday. Instead, the birthday boy or girl will get a cover for the back of the student’s chair, a sash, a special pencil and a sticker with the school’s mascot, the Happy Dragon. Preschool and kindergarten students will get to wear a birthday crown. Gosh, isn’t it fun to be a kid?
June 24, 2004 by