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.
We’ve been thrilled to see so many communities of all kinds take the Great Big Crunch on themselves — and we encourage you to do the same! One such community is the Coalition for Healthy School Food. You can visit their website for additional resources or to register for the 2023 Great Big Crunch, happening March 9, 2023!
2022 Great Big Crunch Educator Toolkit: The Right to Food
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)
DOWNLOAD: 2021 Great Big Crunch Educator Toolkit: Spotlight on Migrant Farmworkers
WATCH: "Spotlight on Migrant Workers" panel discussion co-hosted with Justicia for Migrant Workers on March 10, 2021.