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What is APPLE Schools?

We work with vulnerable school communities to make kids healthier for life

APPLE Schools is an innovative school-focused health promotion initiative. It impacts the lives of more than 30,000 students annually in 93 schools across British Columbia, northern Alberta, Northwest Territories, and Manitoba by improving their lifelong eating, physical activity, and mental health habits.

"APPLE Schools is definitely incorporated into all that we do. If kids are eating healthy, getting enough sleep, very active, they are going to be happier kids. And that's what we see in our building – happy kids ready to learn."   Claudette Fidler, Principal, École St. Paul School, Fort McMurray, AB

Vision: Healthy kids in healthy schools

Mission: APPLE Schools will inspire and empower school communities to lead, choose, and be healthy by recommending and supporting measurable and sustainable changes.

Award-Winning Project

APPLE Schools is a recognized, award-winning organization. It has been chosen as a global top 100 education innovation by HundrED based on its ability to create scalable impact in 2020 and 2023. 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. 

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