Choose to Boost Veggies & Fruit

Partnership Proposal Guidelines

We’re looking for groups like schools, early years hubs, municipalities, recreation centres, and sports groups to help get kids and families eating more vegetables and fruit each day. Partnership and funding support up to $3000 can be provided to help with your activities.


The theme ‘Choose to boost veggies and fruit’ encourages kids and families to eat more vegetables and fruit through a mix of the following strategies:

  • Policy development – *REQUIRED ACTIVITY*
  • Student engagement
  • Curriculum, teaching, education and learning
  • Supportive social and physical environments
  • Home, school and community partnerships


Partnership Activities and Ideas:

In order to be eligible to partner with us, groups and organizations must choose to develop and implement a policy related to increasing vegetable and fruit consumption.  At least one additional activity from the Menu of Choices must also be included in your proposal. You can choose from the ideas in the Menu of Choices or plan your own activity that fits in one of the strategies listed above.  Keep in mind that priority will be given to activities that:

  • Support and promote increased vegetable and fruit consumption among children, youth and families
  • Develop skills
  • Strengthen community action
  • Address community needs
  • Ensure accessibility – promote equal opportunity
  • Track participation and outcomes
  • Are sustainable and/or create a lasting impact
  • Use best practises to address identified needs

Eligible costs:

  1. Services
  • Project advertising (graphic design, photography, printing, etc.)
  • Rental (e.g.  Space for partners to conduct community activities)
  • Honorariums
  1. Program Materials
  • Equipment essential for project delivery (e.g., gardening or cooking supplies, food models, program resources, vegetables & fruit)
  • Theme-based resources (books, fact sheets, other publications)
  1. Transportation and Communication
  • Travel, accommodation and/or meal expenses directly related to implementation of project activities

Submit your Partnership Proposal

The application process has now closed for Theme 3.

For more information please contact Saralyn Semeniuk – Health Promoter at the Northwestern Health Unit.