Should the red whorl be outlawed?
When my daughter first saw this photo she said, “Oooohhhh mommy … I like that one.” What’s not to like? The bright red is eye catching. It makes a vibrant photo, or a pretty still life drawing. But if my daughter were offered such a cupcake in her class to eat, my reaction would not be so pretty. I can only hope that I have taught her what she needs to know to make good choices.
Maybe you wonder why someone would object to the consumption of such a pretty confection? Sugar, trans fats, red dye no. 9, to name a few. I’m open enough to entertain the argument that one cupcake every once in a while won’t kill her. But what about those kids in her class that have allergies to wheat, dairy or artificial coloring?
Should schools ban cupcakes at class parties or just limit them? Should the school or the parents set the food rules for children? You can voice your opinion by taking a poll just on this topic:
- Should schools ban cupcakes at class parties? (poll has been closed)
In the meantime, do you have a “healthy” cupcake recipe to offer? Share below your favorite recipe with other Hilltown Families.