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:
- You register to munch with us before crunch day. You can sign up for yourself, your class, your school or your whole school board!
- We share our Great Big Crunch Toolkit, filled with really important information about Ontario’s food system and the role that migrant farmworkers play in getting our produce (yes, including apples) from field to table.
- You get all your friends together (virtually or outside at a safe distance) and take a synchronized bite at 2:30pm EST. Don’t forget to share your crunch photos or screenshots with us using #GreatBigCrunch.
- Get a Great Big Crunch Certificate (English/French) to proudly display on your wall.
- Hope your tooth doesn’t pop out.
And remember, you can register and participate in the Great Big Crunch any time, year ’round!
2021 Great Big Crunch Educator Toolkit: Spotlight on Migrant Farmworkers
Also visit the Coalition for Healthy School Food's website for additional Crunchy activities.
NEW! Visit FoodShare's YouTube channel to see the recording from our "Spotlight on Migrant Workers" panel discussion co-hosted with Justicia for Migrant Workers on March 10, 2021.
Tried and Tested Lessons
Apple-Themed Story Books
Apple Fractions (Math)
Apple History, Customs, Facts
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)
2020 Great Big Crunch Toolkit
2020 Great Big Crunch Certificate (English/French)
2020 Great Big Crunch Poster (English/French)
2019 Great Big Crunch Toolkit
2018 Great Big Crunch Certificate (English/French)
2018 Great Big Crunch Activities (English/French)
2018 Great Big Crunch Poster (English/French)
2017 Great Big Crunch Certificate (English/French)
2017 Great Big Crunch Activities (English/French)
Great Big Crunch 2017 poster (Toronto)
Great Big Crunch 2017 poster (English/French)
2016 Great Big Crunch Activities
2016 Great Big Crunch Certificate of Participation
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