Bake Sale Ban

Do you remember selling cupcakes and cookies to raise money for a field trip? You might have bake sales at your parish to off-set the cost of an event. Today, bake sales are under fire. Health conscious parents and school officials are questioning whether selling sweet treats is in line with schools’ efforts to provide healthier foods and teach children about the importance of limiting their intake of sugary foods. The movement has many supporters, as this article reports. Ask young adults what they think. Young adult parents might have a specific interest in this.

Bringing up this topic is also an opportunity to think about the quality of refreshments provided at young adult activities. Ask young adults to examine what’s on the menu at parish or campus ministry events and come up with some healthy alternatives for snacks and meals.