#Great big crunch


Crunch for healthy school food with us on

march 11 at 2:30pm est or any other time!

Credit: Rachel Cheng

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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 day

Crunch on March 11 @ 2:30 pm ET or any other time

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.



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.

CRUNCH AT HOME or organize a fun video call with your colleagues and crunch together

VIRTUAL CANADA-WIDE CRUNCH: On March 11, 2021 at 2:30 pm EST, join us for a virtual Great Big Crunch as we make noise to call for a healthy and universal school food program for Canada!

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Share on social media!

Check out all the Great Big Crunches on social media

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram

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!

Tag us on Facebook: @CHSF.CSAS  or on Twitter: @C4HSchoolFood

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.

Crunches since 2008
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Did you know?

In 2018, the City of Vancouver even proclaimed March 1 as the Great Big Crunch for Healthy School Food Day!

Coalition for Healthy School Food

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3875 St-Urbain, Suite 502
Montreal, QC  H2W 1V1


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