Let us know you'll crunch!
Help us to keep track of all the crunches taking place this year.
Invite your classroom or your whole school! You can ask colleagues, or friends and family to join your crunch! If an in person crunch is not possible, plan an online video call.
Prepare the crunch
Crunch anytime this March
When planning your Crunch, choose locally grown fruits or vegetables. To make sure you are planning the day safely, you can use our COVID procedures guide.
CRUNCH WITH YOUR CLASS
Our toolkit provides fun, curriculum-linked lesson plans and activities to bring the Crunch to life for children of all ages at home or safely in the classroom. View FoodShare’s past toolkits. Also, check out chef/author Joshna Maharaj's Apple Fractions activity video, which you can use for your class.
CRUNCH AT HOME or organize a fun video call with your colleagues and crunch together.
THANK YOU for those who participated in our virtual Great Big Crunch 2021 on March 11. Stay tuned for updates on the next Great Big Crunch!
Share on social media!
Check out all the Great Big Crunches on social media
Take a photo of your crunch and share on social media with the message below! Sharing on social media helps us make even more noise for healthy school food.
You can use this message to share with your Great Big Crunch photo:
We took the #GreatBigCrunch to celebrate #HealthySchoolFood and call for a National School Food Program with the @Coalition for Healthy School Food! Join us and crunch loud!
THE GREAT BIG CRUNCH is a national movement and annual moment of anti-silence in which students, teachers, parents and others passionate about food join the food movement and crunch into apples (or other crunchy fruit or vegetable) to make noise for healthy school food! Every year since 2008, Canadians from coast to coast have participated in the Great Big Crunch, an original initiative of FoodShare Toronto.
The great big crunch
In 2020, a whopping 219,945 crunchers munched down simultaneously on local apples (and other fresh, crunchy produce) in support of healthy, local food in schools. These crunches took place at 800 different 'crunch sites' across the country!