It was front page news in my local paper, The Herald Times, Bloomington, IN that our local school board has decided that parents should no longer bring in food to share on birthdays etc. that is homemade. The reasons given by the healthy foods coordinator of the Monroe county school stystem is that it is state law. Any food brought in to share must be store bought. That the school would never serve something homemade. Of course the obesity problem was raised and the guidelines suggest that parents concentrate on "healthy" snacks. So happy birthday, have a carrot. This does not mean that children cannot bring their own lunches. But lovingly prepared birthday cupakes from mom is now a no no. Mass produced foods with HFCs and partially hydrogenated fat is okay though! Really sad.