Creating healthy school communities in Alberta
The Alberta Project Promoting active Living and healthy Eating (APPLE Schools) is helping to define effective ways to create healthy school communities in Alberta.The program motivates change and transforms school environments for improved learning and health. The spin-off effect is a transformation of communities. We are in our third year of having a volunteer APPLE schools health champion (team approach this year with 3 people on the committee). Our school continues to keep a strong focus on our Apple initiatives and conforms to the District Wellness policy and has developed a school based Wellness and Health Policy.
- To improve healthy living habits of students.
- To increase knowledge about healthy living for parents, students, teachers and the school community.
- To apply and sustain Comprehensive School Health in school communities.
- To sustain capacity for healthy environments in school communities.