Just (Healthy) Desserts Schools in Forsyth County, Ga., are cracking down on homemade cookies as they try to get students to eat healthier food. Plates of baked goods from home are no longer welcome. It's partly that health inspectors don't generally inspect moms -- and partly that schools are trying to cut down on sweet stuff. Healthy snacks ARE encouraged... like an apple for the teacher or 30 more for the rest of the class.
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Just (Healthy) Desserts

Just (Healthy) Desserts

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Schools in Forsyth County, Ga., are cracking down on homemade cookies as they try to get students to eat healthier food. Plates of baked goods from home are no longer welcome. It's partly that health inspectors don't generally inspect moms — and partly that schools are trying to cut down on sweet stuff. Healthy snacks ARE encouraged... like an apple for the teacher or 30 more for the rest of the class.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:

Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer.

Remember bringing that box of mom's special homemade chocolate chip cookies to share with the second grade? That may clash with the new Forsyth County, Georgia, plan to get students to eat healthier food. Plates of baked goods from home are no longer welcome. It's partly that health inspectors don't generally inspect moms - and partly that schools are trying to cut down on sweet stuff. Healthy snacks are encouraged: An apple for the teacher, and 30 more for the rest of the class. It's MORNING EDITION.

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