The PEI Horticultural Association has been conducting research since 2006 on a healthy snack/healthy lunch alternative for Prince Edward Island school children. The Association piloted a fruit and vegetable school snack program in eastern Prince Edward Island using a salad bar approach based on programs that had been implemented in other jurisdictions.
The report details the potential partners in a Prince Edward Island Fruit and Vegetable School Snack Program; a comparison of school nutrition policies in Prince Edward Island and across the country; research supporting the need for fruits and vegetables in the diet; research related to fruit and vegetable programs in schools; and points to consider in developing the program. An analysis of the results and a summary set of options for the consideration of the Horticultural Association complete the report.
Click on the link below to read the full report released May 2009.