Many school groups, from student organizations to PTAs/PTOs, sell food to raise money. Typically, the foods sold are not nutritious. In some cases, these foods may be sold during the school day, unbeknownst to parents. These foods compete with the foods being served in the cafeteria, making kids less likely to eat the healthy meals provided there.

Keep in mind that tackling unhealthy fundraisers can be tricky. People believe that the frequency of these sales is minimal, and that the benefits of bringing in revenue for important school causes and programs outweigh any negative impact on students' diets. However, there are plenty of fundraising ideas that both raise revenue and contribute to student health.

Use our tools below, and check out this great handout from action for healthy kids.

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