New Guidelines Restrict School Kids From Blowing Birthday Candles
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Remember your birthday celebration from when you were a child? Well, a kid blowing out candles on their birthday cake and then sharing the cake at childcare centers in Australia has been banned by the National Health and Medical Research Council as unhygienic.

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New guidelines restrict school kids from blowing birthday candles. Remember your birthday celebration from when you were a child?Well, a kid blowing out candles on their birthday cake and then sharing the cake at childcare centers in Australia has been banned by the National Health and Medical Research Council as unhygienic. They suggest having individual cupcakes for everyone, or having a separate cake that doesn’t have candles on it to avoid the spread of germs. This new guideline is accompanied with a list of other rules that some doctors think are taking child hygiene too far. Along with trying to “prevent the spread of germs when the child blows out the candles, the Council also requires kids to wash their hands with hand sanitizer before and after playing in the sand box. Australian Medical Association president Steve Hambleton said that people should “Just wash your hands before you eat. If you live in a plastic bubble you're going to get infections later in life that you can't handle."Being exposed to germs as a child can actually boost your immune system and make it stronger so that your body can fight off infections, and prevent the development of asthma or certain allergies. What do you think? Should kids be allowed to blow out candles on a cake and then share it with other children?