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Op-Ed: Let parents give directly to public schools
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A federal nutrition program that places new restrictions on snacks and beverages sold in schools also provides an opportunity for some fresh thinking about school fundraisers. As one newspaper reported recently, the Smart Snacks in Schools program creates a dilemma: how will schools raise private dollars if they can no longer sell snack foods? “If we can’t sell a candy bar anymore, what can we sell?” asked one school official.