It was a big oops this morning as we realized that we’d messed up who was posting today. So I started browsing through old posts to see if there were any worth reviving. And stumbled across something I wrote back in 2005 about summer camp and no candy rules. Seems relevant to revisit as I read more and more about rules to restrict “fun foods” in schools and the like, in an attempt to battle childhood obesity problems.
The old post shares my relief that my son’s camp rethought its former and long-held stance that forbade candy, acknowledging that the camp director viewed Snickers as a survival food. I also shared how my son was progressing from his definite predilection for sugar, so much so that he forgot to pack candy even when it was allowed. You can read the whole discourse titled “Getting Over Candy” if you’re so inclined.
I’m proud to report my son graduated from high school this last weekend. His summer camp days are over but now it’s off to college soon where I’m confident he’s well prepared to face college eating challenges without misguided notions that could interfere with his ability to make smart choices.
Do you have any stories to share about summer camp food? What about at college?