Good Shepherd is officially an APPLE School! On this site you will find a variety of useful information and resources related to you and your families health, and what is going on at Good Shepherd in regards to this program.

Please be sure to check in on a regular basis to stay updated with what is happening in the school and to obtain beneficial health tips and recipes for you and your family. 

See below for FAQs about the program.
What is APPLE Schools?
The school setting can positively influence the lifelong physical, social, and mental health of students. In 2006, the World Health Organization found that school-based health promotion programs most effective at changing behaviours were those focused on positive social behaviours, physical activity, and healthy eating.

APPLE Schools is a program that has been developed to promote wellness and health in the school community by placing a health champion in each APPLE school to aid in implementing the program. APPLE Schools also strives to provide resources and environments that focus on fostering lifelong health and wellness, so students and families can take responsibility over their lifestyle choices.

The Approach:
The approach used to create active, healthy school communities is often referred to as the health-promoting school approach - the Alberta Project Promoting active Living & healthy Eating in Schools (APPLE Schools) will follow this approach.
  • To develop health-promoting school environments where it is easy for children to make healthy choices.
  • To improve the eating habits and physical activity levels of students.
  • To reduce the risk for chronic disease by decreasing obesity and overweight among schoolchildren.
The project team tracks changes in the health, nutrition, and physical activity of students annually over the 3 year term.

See below link for more information on the program itself: