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The widow of the man who ignited the low-carb craze said she will donate $16,000 to an elementary school where some students refused to sell candy as part of a fundraiser.
The North Side Elementary students said selling the chocolate bars and potato chips went against what they were taught in school about healthy eating. They were raising money for a field trip to Washington D.C.
Veronica Atkins said the donation will come from her foundation, which promotes her mission to combat Type II diabetes.
``I was so proud when the children said you're telling us not to go out and eat sugar and then you ask us to sell it,'' Atkins, 68, told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel in Tuesday's edition. ``I said no way am I going to let them down and not let them go on the field trip.''
I'm not saying that I have a perfect diet, but I do try to limit my sugar intake. And I do get tired of sweet-faced children asking me to support their causes by buying sugary stuff. Sometimes, when I was single and had more money, I would give a dollar and refuse the candy. These days I just say no, thanks.
In my younger days, the young women at our church (teens and early twenties) wanted to do a fundraiser once. The first suggestion, of course, was a candy sale. I suggested that instead of offering something that really wasn't good for people, we could offer something that would be more worthwhile, like maybe cleaning people's houses for money. My idea was quickly shot down.