1 Million Crunches for Food Literacy

Take the Great Big Crunch
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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

The “official” Great Big Crunch takes place on March 1st, 2018 at 2:30pm EST and you can register here.

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!

Please note: Thank you for crunching with us! In Toronto, you can source apples and other crunchy fruits and vegetables from your local grocer. Alternatively, if your school has a Good Food Box account with FoodShare, you can purchase apples at an affordable price through our Good Food Program ordering team and have them delivered, or you can arrange pick up at 120 Industry St, York, ON.

Last year, as part of our 10th anniversary celebration, we were able to provide free apples. Please send your order inquiry directly to orders@foodshare.net or call 416-363-6441 x 275.
For more options, you can start your search at:
Ontario Apple Growers

 

Resources

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 Wynette Tavares if you have any question about this program.

Wynette Tavares
Field to Table Schools Manager
wynette@foodshare.net

Program Lead

Wynette Tavares // Field to Table Schools Manager