Healthy fundraising ideas for school
Australia is facing an epidemic of obese and overweight children. 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:
- Make money for your school while promoting health and wellbeing.
- Provide the personal satisfaction of being a positive role model.
- Show your school community that you care about children’s health rather than profit alone.
- Reinforce the health messages that children hear in the classroom.
- Involve the whole school community (students, parents, teachers and other staff).
- Support the Fresh Tastes @ School NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy and the Nutrition in Schools Policy.
- Run it as often as you like.
The Nutrition in Schools policy, released by the NSW Department of Education in 2011, provides this guidance in regards to fundraising:
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 Offsite 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.
To view the full Nutrition in Schools Policy click here.
For a list of healthy fundraising ideas, download our fundraising resources and websites fact sheet.