APPLE Schools In the News

8 Essential Elements that Help Transform Kids

8 Essential Elements that Help Transform Kids' Health & Well-being

Feb 20, 2020 - APPLE Schools has developed a pretty solid model to ensure improvements to students’ long-term physical activity, healthy eating, and mental health habits. Here are the 8 essential elements to consider when building a healthy school community!
Students Taste Test Vegetable of the Month

Students Taste Test Vegetable of the Month

Jan 24, 2020 - Students at Lac La Biche's Aurora Middle School gathered in the school's on-site greenhouse on January 8, to collect bundles of a certain leafy vegetable to share with schoolmates. The vegetable selected for this month's student taste test is kale.
School-focused health promotion project gets international recognition

School-focused health promotion project gets international recognition

Jan 14, 2020 - APPLE Schools, a school-focused health promotion project, has been selected as one of the world’s top 100 most innovative and inspiring education projects of 2020 by HundrED, whose goal is to improve education through pedagogically-sound education initiatives. This article dives into the history of the world-class research from the School of Public Health which supported our successful project.
APPLE Schools program presentation made to Council

APPLE Schools program presentation made to Council

Nov 14, 2019 - FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – School Health Facilitators Courtney Baumeister and Christine Bourgeois made a presentation to City Council regarding a new initiative to their schools called APPLE Schools, a growing organization that recently received international recognition.
APPLE School program gains international recognition

APPLE School program gains international recognition

Nov 8, 2019 - An Alberta-based school program is getting international recognition for it’s innovative approach to a school-focused promotion of health.
A City of Healthy Schools

A City of Healthy Schools

Aug 21, 2019 - June 20, 2019 - Fort McMurray is a healthy city, and it starts in elementary schools. Since 2011, schools began taking part in a health promotion program called APPLE Schools, working with the organization to make the healthy choice an easy choice for students.
Healthy habits lead to healthier lives for youth

Healthy habits lead to healthier lives for youth

May 23, 2019 - Healthier habits make happier kids, according to a new study published by the University of Alberta.
Partnerships that Promote Health and Wellness

Partnerships that Promote Health and Wellness

Jul 11, 2018 - Canadian Natural has a made a long-term commitment of $460,000 in funding to The APPLE Schools Foundation.
Friends play bigger role than others in how active girls are in late childhood, study shows

Friends play bigger role than others in how active girls are in late childhood, study shows

Apr 24, 2018 - Who your daughter hangs out with at school plays a major role in her physical activity levels, according to a new University of Alberta study.
Jenn Flynn, Executive Director, named Top 40 Under 40 in Edmonton

Jenn Flynn, Executive Director, named Top 40 Under 40 in Edmonton

Nov 16, 2017 - Avenue Magazine Edmonton named Jenn Flynn one of the city's movers and shakers! The APPLE Schools team celebrated on October 30 as she received an award for her outstanding work with APPLE Schools.
St. Albert Gazette Interviews Jenn Flynn about Top 40 Under 40, and Active Lifestyle

St. Albert Gazette Interviews Jenn Flynn about Top 40 Under 40, and Active Lifestyle

Nov 16, 2017 - St. Albert Gazette spent time with our executive director to get the scoop on her recent recognition as one of Edmonton's young movers and shakers, and to chat about her active background.
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They've got the Power

Jul 14, 2017 - Fort McMurray Catholic Schools APPLE Schools Mentor Jenna Power remembers where her love of a healthy lifestyle came from. Jenna talks about her energizing, innovative role in keeping students healthy.
Healthy FMPSD

Healthy FMPSD

Feb 9, 2017 - Fort McMurray Public School District take the mental and physical health of their students seriously. This article highlights APPLE Schools' significant role in their journey to healthy school communities.
Fort McKay School is now an APPLE School

Fort McKay School is now an APPLE School

Feb 3, 2017 - Fort McKay School is now an Apple School! Apple School is a health promotion project that improves the health of more than 15,000 students annually.

Focusing on Health and Wellness for Students

Feb 3, 2017 - APPLE Schools is a program running in six of our schools. Part of the APPLE Schools process is to build capacity and sustainability within the school to ensure the benefits of the program continue long into the future.

APPLE Schools seem to make learning healthier

Sep 28, 2016 - 21 Edmonton schools are making the choice to say no to treats. They’re called Apple Schools and the theory is that proper balanced nutrition and cutting out sugary treats makes for better learning and healthier kids.

Some Edmonton schools say goodbye to sugary treats and hello to healthy eating

Sep 27, 2016 - When a child celebrates a birthday, parents often bring in sugary snacks to share with their classmates, but that tradition is changing at a number of Edmonton schools.