Safe Snacks

The lunacy at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School in Hamilton, Ontario, where milk, cheese, and eggs have been banned, is not an isolated incident. Parents are enraged over a “safe snack” list imposed at the Sandy Run Middle School in Maple Glen, Pennsylvania:

Pupil Services Director Michelle Clegg denied accusations that it was a reaction to a lawsuit by the parents of a student with allergies, stating the safe foods program was “not focused on one student or small group, but on all students.”

Of course. The authorities only want what’s best for all of us.

“Legal liability is a secondary consideration. Safety is first,” district Solicitor Ken Roos said, adding, “It would not be legally responsible to go back to having unregulated food in the classroom.”

What would happen to the country if we went back to unregulated anything? Surely total doom would follow.

Eight foods account for 90 percent of allergic reactions: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish, with a reaction ranging from mild to a severe potentially dangerous anaphylaxis reaction, administrators said in a Sept. 7 blast email.

How long would you want to go without eating any of those eight foods?

At least students are allowed to snack on fruits and vegetables. If they don’t like it, Clegg has an alternative:

“The alternative is no snacks.”

That’s where we will be soon after the next kid chokes on a celery stick.

Future historians will gasp in horror when they discover that once America was so under-regulated that children were allowed to consume snacks.


Tip and graphic compliments of Stormfax. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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