The increasing pressure on schools to promote healthy lifestyles has put many parent groups in a bind. Keep selling delicious (and high-calorie) treats, or find new ways to raise money?

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a number of area schools are moving to fundraisers that burn calories instead of selling calories to others. The fundraising events include a 5K race, a schoolwide olympics contest, and a math-a-thon. While healthy and fun events sound neat, the big question remains: how do they work as actual fundraisers?