Healthy Fundraising | Food For Thought

Healthy  Fundraising doesn't mean lower sales or less profits due to new federal law regulating the sales of unhealthy foods in schools. Find out more. | blog.funpastafundraising.com

 

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?

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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.

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 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.

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29 Comments
  • Cathy Robinson
    Posted at 16:13h, 13 August Reply

    We loved this fundraiser and it was so easy!

  • Kimberly Page
    Posted at 16:49h, 13 August Reply

    I completely agree! I’m so glad to be able to offer something to our dance team other than cookie dough and candy bars!

    • Stephanie Kinturi
      Posted at 18:53h, 13 August Reply

      Thanks for your comment Kimberly.

  • Angela Snoop
    Posted at 18:35h, 13 August Reply

    Love the fact the pasta has gluten free options! Plus like stated above it’s much healthier than other options and pasta is something people will actually use!

    • Stephanie Kinturi
      Posted at 18:52h, 13 August Reply

      Thanks Angela! Our gluten free pasta is delicious too!

  • Sherry
    Posted at 19:41h, 13 August Reply

    Just in our first days of our Fundraising….It has been easy and the familes are excited. We have orders shipping already and i cant wait to hear what they say when it all arrives!!!

    • Stephanie Kinturi
      Posted at 20:15h, 13 August Reply

      Thanks Sherry! Glad your sellers are excited. Keep up the good work.

  • Jennifer Olson
    Posted at 03:41h, 15 August Reply

    I love that the pasta is a healthy fundraising option and that they now have a gluten free option. It allows people to fee their families and still support us at the same time!

    • Stephanie Kinturi
      Posted at 12:23h, 15 August Reply

      Thanks for your comment Jennifer.

  • Janelle jones
    Posted at 18:30h, 16 August Reply

    We love the healthy choices, so much variety and the online ordering option for out of town family and friends! This fundraiser is always a winner with our group!
    Ultimate Dance & Cheer!

  • heather santana
    Posted at 21:39h, 25 August Reply

    I didnt realize the schools were creating this ban since my kids are still in lower grades. I will bring this to my customers attention. Thank you!

    • Stephanie Kinturi
      Posted at 12:00h, 26 August Reply

      Heather, this is something that is happening on a state by state basis but we anticipate it affecting most schools. Thanks for sharing.

  • Creative Preschool
    Posted at 13:25h, 28 August Reply

    This is the best fundraiser, so easy and very unique! Something everyone can use and delicious! Thanks for the great product and superb customer service. 🙂

    • Stephanie Kinturi
      Posted at 13:28h, 28 August Reply

      So nice to hear! Thanks for using Fun Pasta!

  • Marj Nelson
    Posted at 12:48h, 29 August Reply

    I enjoy being able to buy pasta in shapes that reflect people’s interests. It makes a great gift!

  • June Holoch
    Posted at 12:53h, 29 August Reply

    My granddaughters are selling Fun Pasta for their dance group. It is a great fundraiser and we all love the Pasta!

  • Susan Cannon
    Posted at 14:41h, 29 August Reply

    Always look forward when my niece is selling this as a fundraiser we end up buying cases! reat gifts.

  • Jane Long
    Posted at 15:22h, 29 August Reply

    Kids loved all the shaped pastas. Easy way to put a gift together as I did for my sister.

    • Stephanie Kinturi
      Posted at 16:30h, 29 August Reply

      Jane, you are so right. Our pasta makes a great gift!

  • Debbie Z
    Posted at 17:38h, 29 August Reply

    Aside from health reasons, I love this pasta for my son, who is a terribly picky eater! He really likes all the fun shapes and cool recipes.

  • Cathy Welsh
    Posted at 15:26h, 30 August Reply

    My grandson sold this pasta last year, and I bought several different kinds. I also purchased packages for holiday gifts. I added an Italian themed dish towel and pot holder in one and a strainer with olive oil in another, etc. Great for a quick weekday meal!

    • Stephanie Kinturi
      Posted at 19:05h, 30 August Reply

      Thanks for your comment Cathy.

  • Sandi Ridgeway
    Posted at 19:09h, 01 September Reply

    I love this company! As a grandmother, I’m excited that my grandchildren have a fund raiser that bring us good healthy choices. Thank you! I never mind helping my grandchildren out with this fund raiser. I’ve made several things that I have ordered into great gifts for my other grandmother friends and they all love them!

    • Stephanie Kinturi
      Posted at 20:12h, 01 September Reply

      Thanks so much Sandi. I know your grands appreciate your support and so do we!!!!

  • Kathy Evanilla
    Posted at 22:13h, 02 September Reply

    Our band is used to doing things the healthy way- what better way to stay healthy and happy than to march and play music for yourself, your school and the community? With that being said, we’ve found that healthy eating goes a long way toward helping our kids perform at their best. And Fun Pasta Fundraising helps that along by giving our group the opportunity to participate in a fundraiser that promotes healthy eating and fun at the same time.

    We’re excited to be able to partner with Fun Pasta Fundraising again this year!

    • Stephanie Kinturi
      Posted at 22:26h, 02 September Reply

      Thank you Kathy!

  • Amanda Brown
    Posted at 15:29h, 10 September Reply

    Our group, Crooked Creek FFA, really enjoys your product & using it as a fundraiser. If/When healthy kids act extends to fundraising efforts we know that this product will be allowed for use and it seems to be popular with the community. While some years are better than others, we always have a profit that covers at the very least the majority of the costs we intend to cover with the fundraiser. Thanks for offering such a great product!

    • Stephanie Kinturi
      Posted at 15:40h, 10 September Reply

      Thanks Amanda for your kind comment. Yes, we hope to be at the front end of the healthy fundraising trend. Healthier kids means a healthier future and that is a change worth making!

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