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Show Me the Money


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Getting Started

If you haven’t done so already, it is ideal to gather a group of interested people (representing various parts of the school community; students, staff, parents, and community members) to work together on earning this badge. In addition, make sure to engage the entire school community throughout your work, and provide opportunities for input. This will help increase buy-in from your school community.

Badge Benefits

Schools value and promote student health and well-being, and students learn about healthy eating in the classroom. Believe it or not, schools can earn money by fundraising with fruits and veggies, as well as non-food items and events -they can be just as profitable!


Steps To Earn This Badge

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Step 1 - Explore Your School Community

What fundraisers are commonly held at your school? Are there opportunities to make changes to your school fundraisers? Could you ask students, educators, and families for new creative ideas? Are there opportunities to fundraise with non-food items? Is it necessary to sell food and beverages? What are some non-food items or events that may be popular in your school community? What do students and parents think?
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Step 2 - Make a Plan and Have Fun Completing It

Use the information found under Learn More, Helpful Tools and Activities and Badge Inspiration to create a plan that works for you and your goals. Involve all key partners and have completing your plan.
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Step 3 - Evaluate and Celebrate

Were your new (or improved) fundraisers successful? What worked well? Did you experience any challenges? How did you deal with them? Would you do things differently next time? Did you receive any feedback from students or parents? Celebrate! You should be proud of your efforts to boost nutrition at your school!
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Step 4 - Keep it Alive

Is it possible to continue to provide input into the fundraisers at your school? If you haven’t already, you may want to consider creating an ongoing healthy school committee. You may also want to consider developing school guidelines or policies for lasting change.

Badge Inspiration

  • Innovative and inspirational ideas submitted from schools across the province!
  • Flex your green thumb by growing seedlings in class to sell at your next event! You can also sell seeds, plants, composting kits and garden tools.
  • Promote reading by holding a read-a-thon or hosting a book fair.
  • Create a cookbook full of students’ favourite vegetable and fruit recipes and sell copies within the school community.
  • Raise your school’s spirit by selling reusable water bottles or refillable mugs with the school logo on them.
  • Make fundraising part of a school assignment for the Market/Business Class, focusing on non-food items or events. 
  • Raffle off a spring basket that includes a cookbook, kitchen utensils, an apron and a grocery gift card.
  • Speak to your local bowling alley and investigate the possibility of selling lanes for a fun family night out.