The great big crunch
On March 11 we celebrated healthy and crunchy food at the Virtual Great Big Crunch by crunching all together across Canada. View recording here!
Read about the highlights of the Great Big Crunch this year in schools and classrooms across Canada.
*Note: Check out our COVID-19 guideline as well to crunch safely with others!
Crunches were heard in march 2021
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The Great Big Crunch at Lilian Berg Public School. Photo credit: Christel Kamm
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.
"We are a small school in Northwestern Ontario and had registered for the event. For logistical reasons, our classes 'crunched' at 9:00 AM on Friday, March 12th, 2021.
Every student received either an apple or pear. We did crafts using an apple, the life cycle, parts of a fruit, the history of the apple in Canada, and jobs involved 'from the field to the table'. We read stories about apples and vegetables, planted apple seeds, and made apple sauce 'from scratch'.
Junior Grades also made connections to the topics of food miles, local food, and food security."
Christel Kamm, Library of Lillian Berg Public School