APPLE Schools is an innovative school-focused health promotion initiative. It impacts the lives of more than 20,000 students annually in 74 schools across British Columbia, northern Alberta, Northwest Territories, and Manitoba by improving their healthy eating, physical activity, and mental health habits.
APPLE Schools is an award-winning, recognized organization. In 2019, it was recognized as a global top 100 education innovation of 2020 by HundrED, a non-profit in Finland that seeks and shares inspiring K-12 innovations from around the world. The HundrED academy reviewed more than 2008 innovations, and chose APPLE Schools based on its pioneering status and ability to create scalable impact, reaching more than 20,000 vulnerable students.
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.