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Green apple program promotes healthy eating

 Metro and Food Basics teaching students how to add fruits and vegetables into their diet
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School is almost out for the holidays and healthy eating is on everyone’s minds. Keeping students’ energy alive with healthy eating is as important as what they learn in the classroom. Supplied photo.

School is almost out for the holidays and healthy eating is on everyone’s minds. Keeping students’ energy alive with healthy eating is as important as what they learn in the classroom. 

This year marks the eighth anniversary of the Metro Green Apple School Program (GASP) and Metro expects more applications than ever to promote successful, healthy eating at any age. 

To inspire Ontario students from across the province to make healthier eating choices, grocery retailers Metro and Food Basics are teaching students how to easily add fruits and vegetables into their everyday diet, the company said in a news release.

“Metro’s Green Apple School Program awards $1,000 grants to schools across Ontario to make breakfast clubs, culinary workshops and hours of learning possible,” the release said. 

“Metro’s Green Apple School Program focuses on showing young people it’s simple and enjoyable to eat well. This platform for Ontario schools encourages students to play an active part in developing a healthy lifestyle that will have a positive impact on their community.” 

Schools can apply online at greenapple.metro.ca until Dec. 31.




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