Funding for Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador is provided thanks to the generosity of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Corporate Partners, Service Organizations and our School Community. Every school year, schools raise over $1 million to support their Kids Eat Smart Clubs. Many KES Clubs do amazing work in their local communities to help fundraise for KES Clubs – from the annual KES TD Walk to Breakfast, Breakfast Blitz, school dances, and monthly donations, the amount of support is amazing. In addition to the traditional ways to fundraise, hosting a healthy school fundraiser can be a great option. Here are a few great ideas: 1) Community Breakfast: Invite members of the school community to have breakfast with the students in exchange for a small fee or a donation. 2) Creative Cookbooks: Create and print a cookbook with your school’s favorite healthy recipes and ideas from your breakfast club. Approach local businesses to purchase advertising space in the cookbook. 3) Wake-up and Walk for Breakfast: Host a walk-a-thon or a dance-a-thon that includes school and community members. Have each participant raise funds for their participation, with all proceeds going back into the breakfast program. Include friendly competitions between students and teachers to up the ante.
Many of our schools continue to do fun, healthy and unique fundraisers and we are very proud of each of you. The next time you plan to fundraise for your community try to think “healthy and fun” – you’re sure to get others involved and interested in your fundraising event.
Information retrieved from: Breakfast Club of Canada
Janel Genge is a registered dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador