13 Aug Healthy Fundraising | Food For Thought
Choosing a healthy fundraising product for your school’s fundraiser doesn’t mean less fun or lower profits. A nutritious product is a better alternative to the typical candy bar and cookie dough fundraisers. Why should you give your fundraising a healthy mission that is in line with school wellness standards?
Chew on this.
The benefits of healthy fundraising are worth more than the money. [Tweet this!]
Last week the Wall Street Journal highlighted the recent new ban on school bake sales in an article by Stephanie Armour. The article illustrates the changes that are taking place in schools across the country as a result of a new federal law that aims to curb childhood obesity. The US Department of Agriculture recently released new federal nutrition guidelines for snacks sold in schools. Under the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, the smart snacks in schools standards restrict the sales of food in school cafeterias and vending machines, requiring that all snacks sold in school contain fruits, vegetables, lean protein, or whole grains and have limited sugar, fat and salt. While these new rules do not affect fundraising that occurs outside school, many states are restricting the sales of unhealthy sweet items for fundraising.
Here’s just a few of the reason’s why you should try a healthy fundraising product.
- There is less “resistance to purchase” when the fundraising product is good for you and has a built in value. Plus, it’s fun! Our pasta with personality specialty shaped pastas will delight everyone at the table.
- Everyone loves pasta. Food allergies? No problem. We even offer gluten free pasta for people who are gluten intolerant or have gluten sensitivity. We also offer whole wheat pasta.
- With a National focus on childhood obesity and school’s teaching students healthier eating habits, you are likely to get a better response from parents. A better response from parents means greater participation, more sales and increased profits for your school.
“Many parents are working hard every day to make sure they provide healthy, balanced meals and snacks to their kids. Unfortunately, we don’t always have control over the snacks out kids have access to when they’re away from home. That’s why, as a mom, myself, I am so excited that our schools will now be offering healthier choices to students and reinforcing the work we do at home to help our kids stay healthy.”
~Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States
Join the healthy trend and trim the fat from your fundraising program. The benefits of healthy fundraising are worth even more than the money.