(YELLOWKNIFE, July 31, 2018) – Glen Abernethy, Minister of Health and Social Services, announced the 14 schools chosen to receive awards as part of the 2017-2018 Drop the Pop campaign.
This year, 48 schools in the Northwest Territories participated in “Drop the Pop,” using funding provided by the Government of the Northwest Territories to promote healthy food and beverage choices. The winning schools will be awarded prizes ranging from $800 – $1,500 in recognition of their Drop the Pop activities.
The Drop the Pop campaign creates opportunities for healthy lifestyles and community leadership for our youth and is a priority of the 18th Legislative Assembly.
“Congratulations to the winners and all 48 participating schools of this year’s “Drop the Pop” campaign. Choosing healthy drinks makes a difference to the overall health of children and youth. The creative work that students and schools have done to promote healthier choices is helping us build healthier communities.”
-Glen Abernethy, Minister of Health and Social Services
Snapshots of school projects
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