Sugar at school: Parents express concerns

Janae Curtis can tell when her first-grader has been given sugary treats at school.

"He wasn't able to focus long enough to do his reading homework," Curtis explained. "If he'd had candy it would take 30 minutes to get through one paragraph. On the rare occasion that he didn't have candy that day, it would take five minutes and he could read me an entire book."

Curtis spoke to the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees during their regular meeting Tuesday night, as did Melissa Crowell, both expressing their concerns over children being given unhealthy food while at school.

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