Sarah Palin vs. Pennsylvania school system: should sweets be banned from schools?
Sarah Palin shook things up this week during a speech to Pennyslvania students as she entered the debate about how involved schools should be in kids food choices.
The former Alaska governor thinks not at all. And she brought cookies to prove her point.
The Pennsylvania school system is looking at whether to ban sweets in public schools in an effort to help kids eat better and fight the problem of childhood obesity. Palin denounced the idea during her speech describing it as unwarranted government intervention.
She brought the students she was speaking to cookies and said she wanted to "shake things up," according to a CNN story.
"I wanted these kids to bring home the idea to their parents for discussion," she said. "Who should be deciding what I eat? Should it be government or should it be parents? It should be the parents."
She also took the issue up on Twitter. Before meeting with the students, Palin tweeted, "2 PA school speech; I'll intro kids 2 beauty of laissez-faire via serving them cookies amidst school cookie ban debate;Nanny state run amok!"
So is Palin right? Does the job of deciding kids' food choices fall in the hands of parents? Or should schools play a part as well. Take our poll and tell us what you think.