1 Million Crunches for Food Literacy

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"What a fantastic way to celebrate nutrition, raise awareness of various food discussions, and encourage a sense of both school and national unity!" - Salem Elementary School in New Brunswick

Since 2008, over 1 million people have joined us for the Great Big Crunch, an annual moment of anti-silence where everyone gets together and bites into crunchy fresh local produce in unison. The symphony is loud, whether you munch on apples or carrots. From coast to coast to coast, celebrate and enjoy healthy snacking with your class, colleagues or friends. Using vegetables and fruits as stars in recipes and fun activities will make you cherish the local bounty around us all.

How the Great Big Crunch works:

And remember, you can register and participate in the Great Big Crunch any time, year ’round!

Resources

2018 Great Big Crunch Certificate (English/French)
2018 Great Big Crunch Activities (English)
2018 Great Big Crunch Activities (French)
2018 Great Big Crunch Poster (English)
2018 Great Big Crunch Poster (French)

Tried and Tested Lessons

Apple-Themed Story Books
Apple Dissection
Apple Fractions (Math)
Apple History, Customs, Facts
Apple Varieties
Crunch Chart
Crunching with Carrots
Crunching with Cucumbers
Earth as an Apple
How to Keep Your Apples from Turning Brown (Science)
Macky Mac & The Crunchy Bunch (Literacy)
Names and Games (Tasting)
Personal Apple π (Geometry)

Past Resources

2017 Great Big Crunch Certificate (English)
2017 Great Big Crunch Certificate (French)
2017 Great Big Crunch Activities (English)
2017 Great Big Crunch Activities (French)
Great Big Crunch 2017 poster (Toronto)
Great Big Crunch 2017 poster (English)
Great Big Crunch 2017 poster (French)
2016 Great Big Crunch Activities

Great Big Crunch Certificate of Participation: English
2015 Great Big Crunch Activities
2014 Great Big Crunch Activities
2013 Great Big Crunch Activities
2011 Great Big Crunch Activities
2010 Great Big Crunch Activities
2008 Great Big Crunch Activities

 

How do you crunch?

On March 1st, 2018 at 2:30pm EST, how will you crunch? #greatbigcrunch

Let us help you

Contact Brooke Ziebell if you have any question about this program.

Brooke Ziebell
Field to Table Schools Manager
brooke@foodshare.net
416-363-6441 x248

Program Lead

Brooke Ziebell // Field to Table Schools Manager

Brooke joined the FoodShare team in 2009 shortly after arriving from Australia and getting caught up in the buzz around local food in the city. Coming from a Nutrition and Dietetic background, and having seen the disastrous effects of unhealthy eating habits first-hand, Brooke realized that true disease prevention should start way back at the beginning, with children. Never turning...see full bio