Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity


Foods sold specifically as fundraisers are difficult to regulate because sometimes the foods, such as candy bars sold door-to-door, are not actually distributed on school grounds.  The Smart Snacks in School standards for competitive foods set by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 apply to foods sold as part of fundraisers, however they are limited to foods sold during school hours.  Additionally, the standards provide an exemption, as determined by state agencies, for infrequent fundraisers that do not meet the standards.

Here are some resources on healthy and unhealthy fundraising: