Choose activities to raise money that are unrelated to food, or that offer the healthiest food and beverages. These activities can be just as profitable and popular as the more traditional chocolate sales while offering a healthy option. The Ministry of Education, School Food and Beverage Policy (P/PM 150) supports positive, healthy messages taught in the classroom by promoting healthy food choices and non-food items for school fundraising ideas even if they occur off school property.
Tips and Ideas
- Promote quality products (e.g. oranges that are in season)
- Offer competitive prices
- Offer product samples to view and if possible, taste
- Keep your community motivated and involved in your fundraising; advertise in the school newsletter, newspaper and community centre, and on outside school signs
- Mix it up. Select from a range of different activities throughout the year (e.g. family-oriented, physically active ideas or helping others in the community) instead of relying solely on food sales