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Bridges4Kids LogoChildhood Obesity Crisis Inspires Ideas for Fundraising Without Food
Parents Advocating School Accountability, San Francisco, April 20, 2004
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With obesity reaching epidemic levels among children, schools nationwide are struggling with concerns about junk food sold on campus. Meanwhile, PTAs and other parent groups are beginning to worry about the amount of fundraising that involves selling sweets and other unhealthy foods.

In response to those concerns, a free guide to non-food fundraising ideas is now available online. The new guide was created by the San Francisco Unified School Districtís Student Nutrition and Physical Activity Committee, which is overseeing the implementation of a "no empty calories" food policy throughout San Francisco schools.

The guide is currently available on the website of a volunteer, parent-run San Francisco research and information project, Parents Advocating School Accountability, at  On the homepage, scroll down to "issues."


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