POLL: Ban Candy on Valentine's Day?

Some schools have decided to keep sweets out of the classroom. What do you think?

Valentine's Day without candy?

It could happen—and in some schools, it already is. 

Take , for example. A parent on the Oak Forest Patch Facebook page told Patch that the district warned parents not to send food or candy to school with children.

With our Wellness Policy in mind, food or candy cannot be distributed in school. Any food items that are brought to school will be returned home at the end of the day. Additionally, any food that is attached to Valentine's Day cards will be removed and not distributed.

Some Oak Forest parents piped in, saying that while their child's school has banned homemade goods for allergy reasons, they've yet to hear of a ban on candy. On the East Coast, a  recently reported on a school cutting out the candy in holiday celebrations out of concern for students' health.

Valentine's Day could be considered the sole holiday celebrated more at school than at home. Students carefully select or craft the perfect paper valentines for their peers and wait anxiously to see who hand-delivers them an extra chocolate heart.

Would Valentine's Day be the same, without those little candy hearts nudging someone to "Be Mine"? Is the holiday as sweet without a chocolaty "Kiss" from the cute boy the next row over?

Would your kids be bummed if the holiday became more "bitter" than "sweet?" Would you agree with a similar ban in your child's school?

Take our poll and tell us what you think about a potential candy-less holiday.

Linda February 09, 2012 at 08:38 PM
I have a great idea! Maybe if we let God back in our schools.. He will let us keep our Chocolate :)
BRW February 09, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Maybe the powers that be will relax and let the kids have candy. Until one of the little messages on the candy offends someone . Nah, better be safe and ban it!
Terri February 10, 2012 at 04:17 AM
Candy was around long before the obesity epidemic.
Tom February 10, 2012 at 10:14 AM
Turning off the TV and having the kids play outside will do far more for their health and well being.
Rebecca Wharrie February 10, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Frankfort schools have had a ban on most foods at parties for years. Food has to be peanut free and approved by the office and the teacher. Gone are the days of treat bags filled with candy for any holiday. Parents are encourage to send non/food items for parties and birthdays, such as pencils or stickers.


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