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This page links to the Guidelines for Food and Beverage Sales in BC schools and all supportive resources.
This guide supports a range of healthy fundraising ideas that can support your school goals.
If you are having difficulty implementing the Guidelines for Food & Beverage Sales in BC Schools, call 8-1-1 and ask for support.
Offer non-food ideas for fundraising such as sales of flowers, plants, coupon books, store gift certificates, tickets to events like carnivals or talent shows, or services like car washes.
Offer tasty and appealing healthy foods to students. For example, on special food days, substitute juice and milk for soft drinks, and banana bread for donuts.
Urge your school to sell healthy foods and beverages in vending machines and school stores, and at special school events.
Learn how Burnaby Mountain Secondary in School District 41 successfully introduced soups into the menu.
Find out how the PAC lunch program at Dorothy Lynas Elementary in School District 44 was able to generate the same amount of funds using the new School Guidelines despite higher food costs.
Explore the challenges of nutrition education and lunchtime at school.
There is growing interest around the world for using gardens as a hands-on learning opportunity that can be integrated into a wide-range of subject areas. Studies of food-producing gardens in schools cite many benefits.