Federal Office Channels Michelle Obama, Bans Halloween Candy from Kids’ Halloween Parade

Children denied candy in celebration of best candy-receiving holiday


On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs office announced it would hold a Halloween parade for children on Friday for employees' children.

Instead of the usual trick-or-treating fare, in a wave of Michelle Obama-inspired madness, the VA told its employees not to give out any candy, The Blaze reported.

The VA said the day care center in the office "joined First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move Program," which means children should get boring things in their jack-o-lantern buckets, like raisinsĀ and pencils.

"If you would like to hand out treats during the parade, please give healthy snacks such as pretzels, raisins, granola bars and sliced apples. NO CANDY PLEASE!" an email to employees shouted.

"Please help us teach our children to make healthy food choices!!"


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Caroline Lee Smith is news editor of the Washington Free Beacon. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, she worked as a reporter and editor for United Press International. She graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2012, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Mississippian. Caroline lives in Washington, D.C. Her Twitter handle is @cmlee. She can be reached at smith@freebeacon.com.

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