Behavior / Food as Reward / School

Gummy Bears for Extra Credit?

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Yesterday my daughter told me she turned down another offer of food as a reward at school. This time it was gummy bears for extra credit in math class. Funny, I thought the extra credit was supposed to be a reward all by itself. When I told my daughter this she said, “How else will they get the other students to do it?” Makes me wonder what are we teaching kids about hard work and effort.
Here are the links to my posts about using treats for math: http://kyhealthykids.com/2013/03/07/cupcakes-math-and-sugar-limits/
Not using food as a reward: http://kyhealthykids.com/2014/04/18/white-paper-use-of-food-in-classrooms/
And my desperation strategy to get my kids to say no thank you to the school sugar overload: http://kyhealthykids.com/2013/10/29/desperation-strategy-for-school-sugar-overload/

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