On July 1st, 2014, a new law went into effect about school fundraisers and bake sales. As a part of the Healthy Hungry-Free Kids Act, federal regulations now require any food sold in school as a part of a fundraiser to meet very specific nutritional requirements. The requirements restrict any food’s calories, sugar, sodium, and fat content. This new standard limits the amount of bake sales schools can have—a classic and dependable fundraiser option. Food-based fundraisers where goods are consumed out of the classroom are still allowed, but common fundraiser foods include cookie dough and candy; As the U.S. tries to move towards healthier lifestyles to reduce obesity rates, more and more schools are trying to move away from fundraisers promoting unhealthy eating habits. Today, about one in three American kids and teens is overweight or obese, nearly triple the rate in 1963. As our country progresses closer towards healthy school lunches and fundraising snacks, a Mixed Bag Designs fundraiser remains a great option for schools across the country!
Selling reusable bags is not just good for the environment, it’s good for your student’s health as well. Selling bags is the perfect alternative to bake sales and food fundraisers, and you’ll never have to worry about your child’s health. Mixed Bags Designs is the perfect combination of eco-friendly products, reliable function, and stylish, timeless fashion. For your next school fundraiser, be sure to choose the healthy option—fundraise with Mixed Bag Designs!