The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 directed the USDA to establish nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold to students in school, during the school day. This also includes foods sold through school fundraisers on the school campus, during the school day. The new Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards has sought to balance the need of schools to conduct fundraisers, while still ensuring that students have access to healthier foods and beverages during the day.
Yes. Per the USDA, you can fundraise with frozen pastries as long as they are sold off campus, after school hours.
Currently, 21 states have developed fundraising exemptions. Click here for a list of states with fundraising exemptions.
Procedures vary by state. Talk to your local school administration to find out how you can take advantage of your existing fundraising exemptions.
*It is important to note that state agencies and school districts may establish more restrictive policies than that of the USDA’s minimum standards, including those related to delivery of food products, distribution of forms, and collection of money. Check with your schools administration to verify no additional policies are in place.