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Apple Corps: Fostering Healthy School Environments

Apple Corps works to create healthful environments and positive nutrition and physical activity experiences for low-income youth and families. The program’s AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers currently works with five Seattle schools, four after school programs, and other agencies in Seattle and King County.

In its school-based efforts, Apple Corps uses a coordinated approach that targets different school health program components in order to reinforce learning and healthful behaviors. Apple Corps works to:

  • Increase access and exposure to fruits and vegetables by offering engaging nutrition activities, supporting gardening programs, and participating in local farm-to-school initiatives
  • Encourage participation in free and reduced-price school meals
  • Integrate nutrition and fitness education into the core curriculum
  • Provide wellness activities that encourage school staff to model healthy behaviors
  • Increase physical activity through structured recess programs and implementing fitness-based fundraising efforts

Partners

Public Health Seattle-King County-S.N.A.C., WSU Extension: Food $ense, STEPS to Health, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle Foundation, Gratia Ainsley Foundation, and the Washington State Department of Community Trade and Economic Development.