Wellness

Physical education teacher Sharon Foster, left, helps Nelda Rodriguez, 9, lay out "Y-Ties" no tie shoelaces that are sold as a fund raider at James Bowie Elementary in Dallas. Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. Many states have decided that school fundraiser's need to be healthier and following this lead the school's PE teacher converted the school from selling chocolate bars to selling shoelaces that kids like. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Government rules requiring many schools to hold more nutritious fundraisers, along with a trend toward healthier eating in schools, could mean trouble for the long-beloved bake sale. In response, schools are selling everything from fruit to kid-friendly shoelaces.

“Moms and dads tell us they want to feel good about what they give their children to eat and drink, and that they’re increasingly interested in health and wellness,” Kraft said in a statement.

FILE - This Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 file photo shows a syringe on a printed chart with the recommended immunization schedule in the United States for people up to 18 years of age, at a pediatrician's office in Northridge, Calif. Vaccinations can cause minor side effects including redness at the injection site and sometimes mild fever, but medical experts say serious complications are rare and much less dangerous than the diseases that vaccines prevent. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Several state legislatures are debating vaccine-related measures as dozens of people have fallen ill from a measles outbreak that started at Disneyland in December and spread beyond the theme park. Here is a look at some of the legislation around the country: CALIFORNIA Three California lawmakers, all Democrats, introduced legislation this week that would require […]

Jennifer Wonnacott holds her son, Gavin, 8 months, as she joins other mothers and children at a news conference to show their support for proposed legislation that would require parents to vaccinate all school children in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday Feb. 4, 2015.  If approved by the Legislature and signed by the governor, the bill, co-authored by Senators Richard Pan, D-Sacramento and Ben Allen, D-Santa Monica,  that would make California one of only three states requiring such restrictions. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

“This boils down to, does the government force everyone to conform or do we empower everyone to make decisions on their own?” said Colorado state Sen. Kevin Lundberg, a Republican who did not fully vaccinate his children and led the fight against last year’s bill.

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