New food guidelines are problematic for Clubs Fair


Karissa Tom, Highlander Editor

[media-credit id=65 align=”alignnone” width=”461″][/media-credit]The Clubs Fair is an annual event held in the Carlmont Quad that features different clubs from around the school. Due to the new food guidelines, many clubs have been having trouble getting their food approved.

“There will be less food due to the new food guidelines. But there will also be other activities including henna and face paint,” said  Bita Shahrvini, one of the Associated Student Body Human Relations commissioners.

According to the new food sales guidelines for entrees, there is a limit of  a maximum 400 calories and four grams of fat per 100 calories. The snacks are limited to a maximum of 250 calories per item and 35 percent weight of sugar.

“The restrictions are way too tough for good Indian food,” said Jay Aurora, the Indian Club President. “I understand that the foods shouldn’t be too high in fats or calories, but eating fried food for one meal isn’t a one way ticket to childhood obesity and diabetes.”

Instead of selling food, the Indian Club has decided to sell mandhi or henna tattoos.

Compared to last year, the Clubs Fair will feature almost twice as many clubs. Some of the clubs with booths include Quidditch Club, Youth Green Club, Robotics Club, and Distributive Education Clubs of America.

Despite the difficulties with the new guidelines, the Clubs Fair will be an exciting event that cannot be missed.