Voices for Healthy Kids Action Center and Center for Science in the Public Interest have released a new fact sheet on school fundraisers.
Food and beverage marketing is ubiquitous in US schools. From scoreboards to vending machines, company logos, brand names, and characters can be found all around school campuses. Unfortunately, most of the foods marketed in schools are of poor nutritional quality. However, in the face of financial constraints, some schools worry that limiting unhealthy food marketing will lead to revenue loss. This fact sheet addresses those concerns and gives practical examples of school fundraising activities that support parents’ efforts to keep their kids healthy. Learn more about issues surrounding junk food marketing in schools and download this resource here.