“Sweets” Ban at School Parties

When FRUIT is served with cake and other sugary sweets, the amount of calories children consume actually falls by 100-200 calories per child!

Could this type of restrictive guideline work in Caribbean schools?

The study shows that kids can eat as many as one-third of all the calories they need in a day at a typical half-hour birthday party.

And those calories are coming from foods high in fat and sugar and low in nutrients — such as cake, fruit punch, ice cream, and chips.