The APPLE team rolled up our sleeves over the summer to prepare for another exciting school year – we are ready!
September is exceptionally exciting as we head back into the school communities to engage staff and nearly 30,000 kids in building lifelong healthy habits.
I am grateful that all 87 APPLE school communities have once again committed to partnering with APPLE Schools. That means 100% of APPLE communities are dedicated to building healthy school environments where students thrive.
We know that APPLE Schools makes a difference – students eat better, move more, and feel happier resulting in better academic performance, leadership skills and overall better quality of life. However, pandemic research pointed to worsening overall health behaviours in Canadian children so promoting health and wellness remains crucial during this recovery phase.
Recovery is on the way because we are filled with hope, and energized by our friends and colleagues in the schools! This collective energy will continue to breathe new life into healthy initiatives for students.
To help us ensure healthy futures for kids, please donate to APPLE Schools. Or, sign up for our bi-weekly newsletter to stay up to date on resources and APPLE news. Parents can subscribe to a parent-specific newsletter to receive fun, easy health tips for the home!
Thank you for your unending passion for healthy kids in healthy schools.
Jenn Flynn, Executive Director, APPLE Schools