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Gov. Snyder Signs Bill To Bring Back School Bake Sales

Jun 4, 2015

Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a bill that will allow student groups to sell baked goods in school to raise money.

New federal guidelines adopted by the Michigan Department of Education limited the kinds of food that could be sold in school. Several groups complained that the guidelines hindered their ability to fundraise.

Opponents of the bill said it would remove regulations that effectively promote healthier diets in children. They say Michigan, like many states, struggles with childhood obesity.

Under the new law, school groups could hold up to two bake sales every week.