April 6, 2008

Birthday greens

His mummy asked, "My darling Jake,
It's your birthday dear, what shall I make?"
Poor Jake scratched his head
And then gloomily said -
"Make salad, mom, ain't allowed cake!"

Yahoo News 3/4/08: Children in a New Zealand school have been banned from bringing cakes to share on their birthdays, due to new government healthy eating guidelines. Get the story here

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Aparna .
    Here in America also, schools are encouraging children to eat healthy so much so that at times children get disappointed. I realize too much junk food is bad but once in a while a little bit does not hurt.
    As always, your newsmerick is cool.