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.

Children’s Commissioner: Guidelines for school food programmes

These Children's Commissioner guidelines are for schools that want to have a successful food programme – whether they are just thinking about where to start, or wanting to improve an existing one. The guidelines aim to ensure any programme achieves the maximum possible health and educational benefits for all children. 

Water only policy template

"We encourage all schools to become water only. This means making sure that water (and plain reduced fat milk) is the only drink in your school. Schools that have moved to being water only have seen that it benefits teaching and learning as well as student health and wellbeing."

Ministry of Education guidelines on how to become a water-only school. 

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