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A Health-minded Idea!

Green Apple School Program: 10 years, $15 million

Since 2012, the Green Apple School Program promotes healthy eating habits among young people, focusing on increasing fruit and vegetable consumption.

The $1,000 grants were donated to schools to achieve projects promoting healthy eating. In 10 years, $14.8 million have been given to elementary and secondary schools from Quebec and Ontario.

Do you have a school project to submit? You can register here starting September 12th, 2019!

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Green Apple

Program objectives

As a grocery retailer, Metro has always seen food as much more than just a source of nourishment. Because food is at the very heart of our activities, we are focusing our efforts on promoting healthy eating habits.

That’s why the most recent version of the Metro Green Apple School Program, which was launched in 2012, aims to encourage young Ontarians to develop healthy eating habits by taking part in completing a project proposed by their school that will have a positive impact on their home, school or community. Metro will award $500,000 in grants of $1,000 each to elementary schools and high schools in Ontario.

Discover the program

The first editions have already had a big impact. Hundreds of gardens, cooking workshops, cookbooks and food programs have been completed throughout the province.

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150 gardens

More than 150 gardens of all kinds

1200 workshops

More than 1,200 cooking and culinary discoveries workshops

300 books

Almost 300 recipe books have been put together

1000 hours

Thousands of hours spent having fun and learning

Healthy habits

The issue of health, and more specifically of obesity, is taking on a broader scope in Canada, with both adults and children. With the Green Apple School Program, Metro hopes to show young people that it’s simple, enjoyable and tasty to eat well, and to encourage them to develop healthy lifestyles as soon as possible, which will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

The goal of the first three years of the program, launched in 2009, was to encourage the development of habits that respected the environment. It enabled thousands of children from across Quebec and Ontario to become involved in their schools and to make a difference in their community with respect to the environment. Over the first three editions of the program, more than $4,5 million was donated to elementary and high schools in Quebec and Ontario for "green" projects.

Realigning the mission towards acquiring healthy eating habits has enabled us to make a positive contribution to the communities in which we operate and source our merchandise, a commitment that stems from our corporate responsibility approach under the Strengthened Communities pillar.

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