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US: School fundraising can be healthy and profitable

Sweet Deals: School Fundraising Can Be Healthy and Profitable, Says CSPI

US lobby group Center for Science in the Public Interest has investigated school fundraisers and found “schools have a wide range of non-food and healthy-food fundraising options to choose from, and experience shows that these options can raise as much or even more money than junk-food sales.”

Their ideas include physical activity fundraisers, book fairs, grocery store fundraisers, recycling, and healthy food sales.

They recommend avoiding sweets or pizza sales, fast food fundraisers, label redemption schemes, cake sales, and vending machines.

Read more: Press release, Center for Science in the Public Interest, 14 Feb 2007

Sweet Deals: School Fundraising Can Be Healthy and Profitable

Read CSPI’s report (PDF)

Published on February 14, 2007 in International news