Healthy Fundraising Alternatives

Healthy Fundraising AlternativesrnrnEvery time the term fundraising comes up everyone thinks of the same thing; Kids going door to door selling chocolate bars. However with the rising epidemic of American obesity is it the best or socially responsible campaign you can run? What other options do you have to raise your funds in a healthy way?rnrnReasons for a Healthier Fundraising CampaignrnrnAccording to a recent survey the average American eats 152 pounds of sugar a year! That fact combined with a sedimentary lifestyle for many North Americans is fuelling an obesity epidemic. Michael Jacobson, executive director of CSPI, (Center for Science in the Public Interest) said at a Washington press conference, \”Sugar consumption has been going through the roof. It has increased by 28 percent since 1983, fuelling soaring obesity rates and other health problems.rnrnSmart Snack FundraisingrnrnInstead of chocolate, what about trying snacking on healthy protein? Jack Link’s beef jerky has no fat content plus there’s 15 grams of protein in a stick. A healthy diet advises you to eat 1 gram of protein per bodyweight. Literally you’ll be feeding lean muscle which in turn will snack on your fat reserves. Ok so granted you won’t become a world class athlete from eating these, but they do make a better snack health wise. Justfundraising.com offers these in 3 flavours: Original, Pepperoni and Teriyaki.rnrnNext up for healthy fundraising alternatives are Welch’s Fruit Snacks. These little chewable fruit snacks are made with 100% fruit and real fruit juices. A bag of these fruit snacks also contains the 100% recommended dose of vitamin C and an excellent source of vitamins A and E. These fruit snacks come in a variety pack of Concord Grape, Strawberry, Mixed Fruit, White Peach and White Grape Raspberry.rnrnPeanuts and trail mix give you another avenue to explore. Some varieties of these peanuts snacks have healthy low fat unsalted peanuts mixed in with assorted fruit, like bananas, raisins, coconut, pineapple wedges and papaya. If that’s a little too exotic for your tastes, then you can snack on natural pistachios, honey roasted peanuts or mixed nuts with peanuts. rnrnGreen Alternatives to FundraisingrnrnWith global warming, and environmental issues taking the headlines, green fundraising ideas are important to people. There are ways to help you raise funds for your campaign as well as offering your donor environmentally healthy fundraising alternatives.rnrnReusable shopping bags are available with 8 fashionable designs. These bags are made from unbleached cotton, are machine washable and are light weight and durable. rnrnColourful flower bulbs make a great idea for the greenthumb in your family. The flowers come from Holland and available in 19 varieties. rnrnrnNon Chocolate Fundraising AlternativesrnrnThere are many different options available to make your fundraising campaign successful. You can raise funds for your charity and give the donors a healthy fundraising alternative.rnrnrn

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