Kansas to consider new limits on school food fundraisers

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Next year, Kansas schools could hold a limited number of food fundraisers during the school day that do not meet federal nutrition standards, according to a plan the Kansas Board of Education will consider Tuesday.

The proposal would allow each organization within a school to hold one fundraiser per semester that features foods or beverages that do not meet the nutrition guidelines – things like doughnuts, candy bars, chips, cupcakes or sodas. Each fundraiser could not exceed two days.

“That was the last piece of the puzzle – how often they could occur – that we have been waiting to see,” said Darren Muci, director of operations for the Wichita school district.

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