School Fundraisers: A Back Door for Junk Food?

School Fundraisers: A Back Door for Junk Food?
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School fundraising has opened a back door that lets high-calorie food and drinks into schools on a regular basis. One state even passed a policy allowing four unhealthy fundraisers every school day.

Fortunately, many students, parents, and schools are saying “no, thanks” to junk food fundraisers. See how local and state leaders play a key role in ensuring that schools raise money in ways that support good nutrition and children’s health.

Learn more about healthy school fundraiser ideas at http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/about/news-room/news/2015/08/13/promote-good-health-while-raising-money-for-schools.

Promote Good Health While Raising Money for Schools
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Research shows that healthy kids do better in school. That’s why there are nutrition standards for food and drinks sold in schools. But a gap in the rules is letting some states make choices that threaten children’s health.

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