Northern Fruit and Vegetable Program 15,600 students in Sudbury and Manitoulin
The Sudbury and District Health Unit has launched a new program that will give participating elementary schools access to fresh fruit and vegetables for their students.
The Northern Fruit and Vegetable Program will serve schools in the Sudbury and Manitoulin districts until August 2016.
This provincial program will serve around 37,000 children throughout Northern Ontario. In the Sudbury and Manitoulin districts, 76 schools from six school boards are participating and more than 15,600 students are involved.
“This program provides students with the opportunity to learn about, enjoy, and ideally develop a lifelong appreciation for fruit and vegetables.”
The program will help to educate students and their families about the benefits of eating fruit and vegetables, encourage healthy eating and promote Ontario-grown produce.