FORT WORTH (CBSDFM.COM) – Inside Leah’s Sweet Treats in Fort Worth cupcakes are popular during the school year.
“We have over 70 flavors of cupcakes,” says Leah Loose owner of the bakery. “Towards the end of the week we always have at least a couple of orders. Our sprinkles cakes we have at least 10 orders every week.”
Loose worries what parents will do now with more school districts saying no to sweets.
In Frisco, the district is no longer allowing parents to bring sweet treats to celebrate birthdays and other big occasions at school.
The district says it’s trying to promote healthy habits, cut out learning distractions and protect kids with allergies.
In Fort Worth, the district says it’s up to every principal, but usually treats are handed out after school hours.
Arlington ISD says it’s up to the principal at each campus.
Dallas and Keller ISD’s don’t have any restrictions banning sweets.
“It makes them feel special because it’s like ,’OK my mother came to school with some cupcakes and it’s my birthday,’” says parent Tamechical Morrison. “…And then everybody celebrated, so it makes them feel happy.”
Mike Hart with Blue Bonnet Bakery in Fort Worth echoes Morrison.
He says he would hate to see the tradition disappear.
“It’s good on one hand because obviously kids need to eat healthier than they do,” says Hart. “… but it’s kind of hard too because you have special events and celebrations and kids want to have fun with and cupcakes and cookies are fun.”
Some districts do have specific requirements when it comes to food allergies.
In Keller ISD parents must talk to teachers about what they’re bringing in case any of the students have severe food allergies.
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