A Connecticut school has banned candy this Valentine’s Day.

Officials at the Harwinton School sent letters to parents telling them not to send their children to school with candy on Valentine’s Day.


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The letter said that officials are "working to encourage healthy practices as well as manage food choices in classrooms where food allergies are present."

Stacey Sefcik, who has a second-grader and a fourth-grader at the school, said that officials told her they banned Valentine’s Day candy to adhere to the school’s wellness policy.


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“I think it’s a little over the top,” Sefcik told Fox and Friends. She said that she applauds the school’s focus on health but said this could have been an opportunity for the school to teach moderation.

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