Changes are coming to the way birthdays are celebrated in Danbury schools. Currently students bring in store-bought food so the lables can be checked for students with food allergies. In order to increase safety, Health and Nursing Services Coordinator Kathleen O'Dowd says outside food will not be allowed. The new policy regulations will start in September.
The new policy promotes safety first and address the growing obesity epidemic. She says education and awareness is key to keeping students safe.
Children will be offered alternative celebrations like extra recess, games, a guest reader such as a parent or a craft. The decision will be at the discretion of the teacher.