It’s exciting to see what new initiatives around the world are looking to promote healthfulness in our schools.  Building good habits at a young age, that include eating whole fruits and vegetables and being active in sports or other activities, ensure building habits that can last for a life-time.  In Australia, Aussie Apple is looking to promote just that!  Healthy schools mean providing students opportunities to be physically fit with good nutrition and lots of opportunities to move around during the day. Aussie Apple’s understands this.  A program to promote the eating of apples in Australia, is also sponsoring schools to begin using Recessitate (Focus 123).  Good meals help keep students engaged in the classroom, and the opportunity to move around help with student Focus. Two hundred lucky schools who register to be part of this health initiative with Aussie Apple’s get a free box of Recessitate!
Aussie Apple School Registration

From the Aussie Apple Website: We all know the old adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, but why have apples always been such an important part of a healthy balanced diet?Apples are an antioxidant powerhouse with a greater antioxidant capacity than half a punnet of blueberries, a cup of strawberries or an orange. They are a great snack on the go and can even literally help you breathe easy and keep you feeling fuller for longer.These pages contain articles about the nutritional benefits of apples and why apples really are an everyday superfood – more great reasons to enjoy an Aussie Apple everyday which include Antioxidants, nutritional value that boosts immune systems, weight control, and the ability to breathe easy.

What else can schools do to promote healthfulness inside the classroom?  Oranda would love to see your ideas in the comment section.