BC Fruit and Vegetable Program Schedule 2014-15

Mount Doug is once again offering the BC Fruits and Vegetable Nutritional Program.  This is a Mount Doug Leadership/Ministry of Health initiative.

WHY a BC School Fruit and Vegetable Nutritional Program?Fruit vegetables

Improves children’s health

  • Only 20 to 25% of children eat the recommended daily minimum of five servings of fruits and vegetables
  • Eating habits established in childhood are important for long term health
  • Fruits and vegetables contain many vitamins and minerals that are important in children’s growth and development
  • Diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of some types of cancer and other chronic diseases (e.g. heart disease and diabetes)

Improves children’s ability to concentrate

  • Children who eat healthy foods are more attentive and are able to focus more on their school work

The following free fruits and vegetables will be delivered to classes by the Mount Douglas Leadership Program.

  • November 4th; Apples, Royal Gala
  • November 25th; Carrots, Baby
  • December 9th; Mandarin Oranges
  • January 6th; Tangerines
  • January 20th; Kiwifruit
  • February 3rd; Pears, Anjou
  • February 24th; Apples, Mixed Organic
  • March 10th; Snap Peas
  • April 21st; Tomatoes, Grape
  • May 5th; Peppers, Mini
  • May 26th; Cucumbers, Mini
  • June 9th; Apples, Sliced