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Sarah Palin Bashes Healthy Snacks [VIDEO]

cookiegateIn a recent speech at Plumstead Christian School in Plumstead Township, PA Sarah Palin criticized the Pennsylvania’s board of education’s work to fight childhood obesity. She bashed the board’s plans to limit the number of sugary foods given to children in school at snack time, calling the proposed guidelines “a nanny state run amok.” Some are calling the incident Palin’s “cookiegate.”

“I look at Pennsylvania and I think of sweets – I think of Hershey. Then I think, how dare they ban sweets from school here,” said Palin. “I wanted these kids to bring home the idea to their parents for discussion,” she continued. “Who should be making the decisions what you eat, school choice and everything else? Should it be government or should it be the parents? It should be the parents.”

The Pennsylvania State Department of Education says Palin misrepresented their plans to encourage healthier eating. They say that they do not intend to ban cookies or other sweets, and that the guidelines are suggestions and not laws.

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November 11th, 2010

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Kelly Turner

um... if schools keeping unhealthy foods away from my child is considered a nanny state, why is it OK for Sarah Palin to decide my child needs a cookie?

posted Nov 13th, 2010 3:32 pm


Wow, this is scary.

posted Nov 12th, 2010 4:16 am


Sarah, If you're against a "nanny state" making dietary decisions in public schools, logically, why stop there? Why have ANY standards whatsoever in public schools? As an aside, I bet she wasn't against the ban on ethnic studies in Arizona schools.

posted Nov 11th, 2010 11:11 pm


Completely terrifying, Karin.

Is keeping high-calorie, high-sugar, nutrition-void food out of kids mouths a punishment? I hardly think so. Most parents aren't equipped to make healthy food choices for themselves, much less their children. If the government wants to keep this non-food crap out of our schools, I welcome it.

posted Nov 11th, 2010 8:04 pm


Let them eat cake!

posted Nov 11th, 2010 7:46 pm


It's my job as a parent to decide if my child is allowed to have sweets or not. Not the govenment, I know there are parents out there who don't worry about it but it shouldn't punish my child.

posted Nov 11th, 2010 7:29 pm


how terrifying is that she was almost our number two?

posted Nov 11th, 2010 6:38 pm



posted Nov 11th, 2010 6:16 pm

Brian C

I guess "Going Rogue" means keeping US children fat and stupid.

posted Nov 11th, 2010 6:08 pm


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