APPLE schools

APPLE Schools Vision

Healthy active people thriving in healthy school communities.         

APPLE Schools Mission  

APPLE Schools will empower school communities to make the healthy choice the easy choice. Students' active living and healthy eating habits will be supported through sustainable changes to school, home and community environments. 
Our Purpose: 
1. To improve healthy living habits of students. 
2. To increase knowledge about healthy living for parents, students, teachers and the school community. 
3. To apply and sustain Comprehensive School Health in school communities.
4. To sustain capacity for healthy environments in school communities.
 
APPLE Schools started in 2008. It had been developed, piloted, delivered and evaluated under the direction of Professor Paul Veugelers in the School of Public Health. The program was operated by the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta until September 1, 2013. Ongoing management and delivery of this flourishing program now occurs independently from the University of Alberta. With its proven success in improving children's health, APPLE Schools now reaches more than 20,000 children in 40 Alberta schools. Dr. Veugelers and Dr. Kate Storey, both professors in the University of Alberta's School of Public Health, continue to lead ongoing research and evaluation of the program.

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