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The Boston Globe reports that Massachusetts State Senator Jarrett T. Barrios , a Democrat, plans to “offer an amendment to a junk-food bill this week that would severely limit the serving of marshmallow spreads in school lunch programs statewide.”

Barrios apparently was motivated to do so when his son was served a Fluffernutter sandwich – made up of bread, peanut butter and Marshmallow Fluff – in his public school cafeteria. And his son liked it so much that he started asking for Fluffernutters at home.

The bill that Barrios is trying to amend would, according to the paper, “prohibit most candy bars and potato chips, as well as soft drinks, from vending machines in elementary schools.”
KC's View:
We have a suggestion for Barrios.

If you don’t want your kid eating Fluffernutters at school, just tell him not to order them; we assume that your kid listens to every word you say.

And if you really want to be sure, why don’t you just make him a healthier sandwich at home so he doesn’t have to buy food at school?

And then, when you’re done doing these things, why don’t you spend a little more time dealing with the serious issues facing the citizens of Massachusetts, and stop wasting time with this…you’ll excuse the word…fluff?

By the answer to the question posted in our headline is one word: Legislation.