Sunday, July 16

Healthy food hurts fundraising?

The Pennsylvania Dept. of Education has issued guidelines on food and fundraising. Not surprisingly, local PTAs are concerned they will lose revenue if they can't sell pizza and candy to kids at sporting events. This excerpt from The York Daily Record explains the problem without any hint at the ethical questions at play:

Lisa Warren, president of the Dover Area High School Parent Teacher Organization and past vice president of the same group at Weigelstown Elementary School, said fundraising is how the group pays for playground equipment, programs, festivals and other events.

They could raise $6,000 in pizza sales alone. They might have to try selling healthier food, such as fruit baskets, or items such as wrapping paper or candles. But she isn't certain those items will make as much money.

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