Healthy School Lunch Program: Project Report

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.

Healthy School Lunch Program Project Report