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School fundraising

Raise money for a good cause and stay healthy with the Heart Foundation’s healthy fundraising ideas for schools tool.

Designed with schools in mind, the guide features a variety of activities that kids will love.

Fundraising events often focus on unhealthy food – the Heart Foundation’s ideas include healthy food fundraisers and energetic activities to get people moving.

They’ve even got a healthy version of the classic sausage sizzle, and other easy fundraising ideas will inspire you to also try something new.

Low cost or free community fitness classes in Wellington

"Come along to our exercise classes. Everyone is welcome! Bring along a towel, some water, and your friends and family!"

Find a Compass Health free or low cost community class near you. 

Check out programmes offered in the Hutt: Recreation Programmes for everyone (Hutt City) and Physical Activity (Te Awakairangi Health Network).

Water­ only school success story­: Yendarra School, Otara

In 2006 the school began a series of small changes in the food and beverage environment which have resulted in significant weight loss among pupils – and a lot of other striking improvements in behaviour, attendance, health and learning achievementsThat Sugar Film tells the Yendarra School story

Garden to Table evaluation

The philosophy of Garden to Table (GTT) is to encourage children to learn to grow, harvest and cook their own fresh, seasonal vegetables, thus encouraging higher vegetable consumption. This project aims to evaluate the programme in four low decile Wellington schools to ascertain whether it improves the nutritional quality of children’s diets, nutrition knowledge and willingness to try new foods.