A school in Perth, Australia has been slammed by parents for banning cupcakes in the name of "cultural diversity".
Arbor Grove Primary School will ban cupcakes, lolly bags and other "unhealthy options" from being shared at students' birthday celebrations from Monday.
The school has warned students who disobey that their sweets will be confiscated.
Principal Glen Purdy said he had made the decision to promote cultural diversity and protect children with food allergies after concerns had been raised by the school executive.
The letter sent to parents said students' birthdays needed to be celebrated "in the most inclusive, practical and appropriate way".
"We have been mindful of the increasing number of students with food allergies and intolerances, the cultural diversity of the school and the beliefs and traditions of these cultures."
It is unknown what specific beliefs the school is referring to.
The principal said he recognised the decision might not be "universally popular".
Angry parents responded on the school's P&C Facebook page.
"There are a lot more important issues this school should be concerned about ... NOT STOPPING OUR KIDS FROM BEING KIDS," one parent wrote.
Purdy said parents could have their say via an online survey.