Healthy School Fundraising
Many schools, sporting teams and clubs regularly fundraise to raise money for new resources and equipment. In the school setting, fundraising activities can be a great opportunity to promote a healthy lifestyle.
It is important that fundraising activities are consistent with a healthy school environment. Selling confectionery and unhealthy snack foods sends the wrong message to students, especially when most schools have healthy eating policies and initiatives.
Being part of a healthy school community brings many benefits to students and their families, including improved learning and concentrations and developing healthy habits and behaviours. Making the choice to raise funds and organise community activities in a healthy way is one way schools can help provide a positive message.
Access Economics and Diabetes Australia estimate overweight and obesity costs the taxpayers $58 billion a year. Everyone has a role to play in tackling childhood obesity, including schools.
Here are some tips on how to use your voice and campaign for change at your school. We'd also love to hear any success stories or tips from you.
Why introduce healthy fundraising?
How do I plan a healthy fundraiser?