The Commissioner of Agriculture for the State of Texas has announced amnesty for cupcakes.
“We want families, teachers and schools in Texas to know the Texas Department of Agriculture has abolished all rules and guidelines that would stop a parent from bringing cupcakes, cookies or snacks to school” said Commissioner Miller.
In 2004 the Texas Public School Nutrition Policy restricted foods that were either sold or given away in schools, based on nutritional value. This requirement has since been repealed.
Federal guidelines still regulate food sold during the day at schools that participate in the National School Lunch program.
TX Dept. Agriculture employees and guests were treated to a free cupcake to mark the occasion.