1 Million Crunches for Food Literacy

"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.

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!


Latest Resources

2022 Great Big Crunch Educator Toolkit: The Right to Food

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

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.