Fundraising at school

As the P&C you’re responsible for a great deal of fundraising that takes place at your school. At Healthy Kids we believe that schools should develop a culture of wellness that encourages healthy choices in every aspect of schooling life – this includes fundraising events.

Healthy Fundraising totesAustralia is facing an epidemic of obese and overweight children, which has more than doubled in the last twenty years. One way school communities can play a part in tackling this problem is by making the choice to fundraise in a healthy way. Instead of selling boxes of chocolates or lollies to raise money, choose an activity that encourages health and wellbeing.

7 reasons for healthy fundraising:

  1. Make money for your school while promoting health and wellbeing.
  2. Provide the personal satisfaction of being a positive role model.
  3. Show your school community that you care about children’s health rather than profit alone.
  4. Reinforce the health messages that children hear in the classroom.
  5. Involve the whole school community (students, parents, teachers and other staff).
  6. Support the NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy.
  7. Run it as often as you like.

Need some ideas for healthy fundraisers? Read this: Fundraising Resources & Websites

Food at fundraisers

Did you know that the Department of Education and Communities released the Nutrition in Schools Policy in July 2011. This policy states that any activities (this includes fetes, discos and fundraisers), should promote healthy eating and good nutrition to students.

The 
policy
 specifically says 
the 
following:


1.1
Any 
activities 
and
 programs 
within 
the 
school
 setting 
relating 
to 
or 
involving 
food
 and
 drink
 should 
promote healthy 
eating 
and
 good nutrition 
to 
students.
1.5
All 
school 
activities 
that 
involve 
the 
provision 
of 
food 
and 
drink 
to 
students 
should
 be 
consistent 
with 
the 
Fresh Tastes 
@ 
School
‐
NSW
Healthy 
School 
Canteen 
Strategy.
1.6
Off
site
 school
 activities 
that
 involve
 the
 provision 
of 
food
 and
 drink 
to 
students, 
including 
excursions, 
camps and
 school 
functions 
should be 
consistent 
with 
the 
Fresh
 Tastes 
@
 School
‐
NSW
 Healthy 
School 
Canteen Strategy.
1.7
Where 
school 
activities
 involve
 the
 provision 
of
 food
 and
 drink
 to 
the
 wider
 school
 community 
consideration
 should
 be 
given 
to
 modelling
 and 
promoting 
healthy 
eating.

The 
full 
Nutrition
 in 
School 
Policy
 can 
be
 found
 at
 the 
following 
website:

https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/policies/student_serv/student_health/nutrition/PD20110420.shtml

 

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