Schools rely on fundraising activities to supplement school budgets and pay for equipment, materials, supplies and events that are important to the school and the community. Unfortunately, many school fundraisers involve the sale of unhealthy foods.
Given the staggering obesity rates and children’s poor diets, schools should reconsider whether selling low-nutrition foods is an appropriate way to raise money. Many healthy fundraising alternatives are available and schools can find that they are not only practical, but also can be profitable.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has developed a report entitled: Sweet Deals: School Fundraising Can Be Healthy and Profitable. This resource, listed below, can provide schools will excellent options for healthy fundraisers.
Center for Science in the Public Interest report on school fundraising.