The past few months since schools closed have been a big adjustment period for most. The APPLE Schools team has been committed to supporting school communities with their emerging needs. This includes sharing adapted resources to promote wellness at home, with a focus on mental health, and hosting an online knowledge exchange event to share new ideas to engage students in healthy habits. We are spending the summer preparing for a new school year with many unknowns to help ease the stress of health promotion, which is of increasing importance, for school staff.
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APPLE Schools is an innovative school-focused health promotion initiative. It impacts the lives of more than 20,000 students annually in 74 schools across British Columbia, northern Alberta, Northwest Territories, and Manitoba by improving their healthy eating, physical activity, and mental health habits.
APPLE Schools is a recognized, award-winning organization. In 2019, it was chosen as a global top 100 education innovation by HundrED, a non-profit from Finland, based on its ability to create scalable impact. In 2017, the organization was awarded the Board Award of Excellence from the Fort McMurray Public School district, and the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) Friends of Education award from Northland School Division for successfully championing healthy schools. Most recently, APPLE Schools was honoured to receive the provincial ASBA Friends of Education award.
The project is guided by the Board of Directors, of The APPLE Schools Foundation, which is a registered charitable foundation.
Mission: APPLE Schools will inspire and empower school communities to lead, choose, and be healthy by recommending and supporting measurable and sustainable changes.
Funding provided by The APPLE Schools Foundation and further support has been provided by: