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'Cupcake Bans' Rare, but Policies May Reduce Overexposure to Sugary Treats

Nearly one in three American children are overweight or obese, but sugary sweets are often on the menu at elementary school classroom parties. However, schools with a district policy or state law discouraging sugary foods and beverages were 2.5 times more likely to restrict those foods at parties than were schools with no such policy or law, according to a new study published online in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.